Lockheed Martin and MBDA Deutschland Anticipate Contract Award in 2019
Germany’s military procurement agency, BAAINBw, has issued a second Request for Proposal (RfP) to the TLVS consortium – an MBDA and Lockheed Martin joint venture – to develop TLVS, Germany’s future Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) system.
“This second RfP is based on the first RfP. It addresses the results of our negotiations and aligns the TLVS offering with Germany’s new approach to acquisition reform, called Agenda Rüstung, focusing on military capabilities, transparency and risk management to ensure a successful contract,” commented Managing Director of the TLVS joint venture, Dietmar Thielen. “This is a significant milestone toward achieving a contract award and is the culmination of months of close collaboration between the TLVS joint venture and the German customer.”
The joint venture, announced in March, is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system and is anticipated to add several hundred high-tech jobs in Germany and the United States. The joint venture remains committed to submitting a proposal in response to the RfP in anticipation of a contract award in 2019.
With its netted-distributed capability and open ‘plug and fight’ interface, TLVS is the most advanced, networked 360° IAMD system in the world, and the only system with the ability to flexibly react to changing threats using force tailored to the mission. TLVS will transform Germany’s defence capabilities and enable it to set an important precedent for how neighbouring nations address persistent global threats for years to come.