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The Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has awarded a contract to Terma to be the overall system integrator of integrated air and missile defence systems for the Danish Defence, the company writes in a press release. The contract is a framework agreement covering 30 years.

Under the terms of the contract, Terma will be responsible for system integration of the complete air defence system, and advisor on all future air and missile defence procurement efforts across the Danish Defence for the next 30 years.

As part of the current contract, DALO is to procure an air defence system for the Danish Defence compliant to NATO requirements for the Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) capability that forms part of Denmark’s medium brigade which is a NATO force target. This VSHORAD system can be procured through this new framework agreement.

The overall air defence system consists of several subsystems, such as radars, vehicles, and weapons. Terma is to integrate these subsystems into a single air defence system. Many of the subsystems are off-the-shelf items procured by DALO through existing framework agreements.

Reportedly, the future elements of the air and missile defence systems will also be part of Denmark’s national defence and will be compliant with interoperability requirements, including the ability to be part of different configurations of air defence capabilities within the land, sea, and air domains. Interoperability requirements follow NATO standards, procedures, and guidelines for the overall air defence domain.