30 Nov '13, 3pm

#Europe-#US Team To Bid For #NATO #BMD Contract #military #defense

#Europe-#US Team To Bid For #NATO #BMD Contract #military #defense

PARIS — Four European companies have teamed with an American firm to bid in NATO’s tender for design work on ballistic-missile defense, an EADS executive said. The military alliance is expected to open a competition in December or January for a seven-year contract valued at an estimated €67 million (US $91 million) for system engineering and integration for missile defense in Europe. Astrium leads the project team, dubbed Perseus, with EADS defense unit Cassidian also on the joint effort, said Philippe Clar, director of defense programs at the EADS space division. The team includes IABG of Germany, Thales of France, TNO of the Netherlands and US-based Raytheon. The team is understood to be the first to announce its intention to bid. The tender will likely attract stiff competition, with US heavyweights such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin widely expected to compete. The NATO...

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