EID to supply communication equipment for Portuguese Army vehicles

8 October 2018 (Last Updated October 8th, 2018 13:16)

EID, part of the UK-based independent technology group Cohort, has secured a new contract to deliver advanced communication equipment for the Portuguese Army vehicles.

EID to supply communication equipment for Portuguese Army vehicles
A VAMTEC light armoured tactical vehicle. Credit: EID, S.A.

EID, part of the UK-based independent technology group Cohort, has secured a new contract to deliver advanced communication equipment for the Portuguese Army vehicles.

Selected as a subcontractor to URO Vehiculos Especiales, EID will be responsible for supplying the new communication equipment for the Portuguese Army’s fleet of 139 VAMTEC 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles.

EID managing director António Marcos Lopes said: “We are more than happy to participate in this important programme, delivering reliable, high-quality and state-of-the-art communications equipment that will contribute to the fulfilment of the Portuguese Army national and international missions.”

The contract is valued at €4.8m and will continue for a period of two years. It has been awarded following an international competitive tender issued and managed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on behalf of the Portuguese Ministry of Defence.

“This win represents another addition to EID’s long record of success in providing military communication equipment to domestic and export customers.”

The Spanish Vehicle manufacturer URO Vehiculos Especiales was down selected as the prime supplier of VAMTEC light armoured tactical vehicles to the army.

Cohort chief executive Andy Thomis said: “This win represents another addition to EID’s long record of success in providing military communication equipment to domestic and export customers.

“The contract award, together with other recent wins, enhances the visibility of future Group revenue.”

In August last year, EID received a €4.6m contract for the delivery of integrated communications systems, including radio equipment, integrated communications control system (ICCS), integration engineering and logistic services, to the Portuguese Navy for its Tejo-class coastal patrol vessels.