NATO is about to publish an RFP for mine clearing vehicles for ground clearance and remediation of explosive hazards. through use of flail system and ancillary ground knife, blades, excavating arm, shovel, grab etc.
Classified as light (less than 10 tonnes gross weight) and medium (10 to 20 tonnes gross weight). Vehicles shall have met and be certified to CEN Agreement Workshop CWA 15044 Test and Evaluation of Demining Machines Annex A Performance Testing of Demining Machines.
The competition will be based (evaluation criteria) on technical and performance specifications. Full description of the requirement to be provided in the Statement of Work to be released within the Request for Proposal. Companies interested in this solicitation are to ensure they are registered.
Authorized Suppliers: All NATO Nations and Ukraine
Tentative RFP DAte: 30 Nov 2021
Photo: US Army , by Maj. Dan Marchik