Nato set to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts worth €3bn
Nato is preparing to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts, as part of its €3bn technology refresh programme.
In the next 18 to 24 months, the agency is expected to put all the contracts out to tender.
The contracts that will be put out to tender include the expansion of Satcom bandwidth that is vital for deployed forces, a revamp of Nato's cyber shield as part of investments in Cyber Security Services, and a continuing upgrade of the agency's networks.
Nato will also issue contracts for command and control and advanced software to improve its situational awareness in operations.
The contracts are being supported by Nato's common funding, which is financed by all 28 nations.
Nato stated that the current business opportunities represent a steady, continuing and significant investment in maintaining the agency's technological edge, the ability to rapidly deploy and sustain forces and to address new threats and challenges such as cyber threats.
The Nato Communications and information Agency will preview the details of these business opportunities at its annual industry conference, NITEC17, to be held in Ottawa, Canada, next month.
The NITEC17 conference seeks to further expand Nato's industry partnerships to engage small and medium enterprises, businesses, particularly in the light of cyber threats.
During the three-day event, participants will have an opportunity to take part in one-on-one meetings with NCI Agency acquisition experts.