The Estonian State Centre for Defence Investment (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskus, RKIK) has announced its intention to procure ammunition from suppliers in Europe and Israel in the scope of framework contracts amounting to almost €80M. According to the RKIK, the supply of medium- and large-calibre ammunition (over 23 mm) worth €30M has been agreed with eight framework contract partners. For the supply of small calibre ammunition (below 23 mm), framework agreements worth €50M have been awarded to 10 contractors.
The framework contracts are concluded for terms of four years and can optionally be extended to eight.
In an announcement on the European procurement platform TED, the RKIK has published the names of the contractors for large-calibre ammunition, including:
- Arsenal JSC & VIPFISH (Estonia)
- BAE Systems GCSM (UK)
- Elbit Systems Land (Israel)
- EXPAL Systems (Spain)
- Hirtenberger Defence Europe (Austria)
- Nammo Lapua (Finland)
- NEXTER Munitions (France)
- Rheinmetall Waffe Munition (Germany)