US DoD seeks artillery data system sources for Ukraine, Taiwan, Latvia
The notice issued by US Army Contracting Command said that the US military is seeking providers of International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS) Software, related training and support for the system.
A contract notice posted on Friday by the US Army Contracting Command said that the Pentagon is currently seeking sources of artillery data systems to use with High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) in Ukraine, Latvia, and Taiwan.
“The US Army Contracting Command … is issuing this Sources Sought notice as a means of conducting market research to identify potential sources having an interest in, industry technologies available and capability to fulfill Foreign Military Sales requirements,” the notice said.
"The purpose of this market research/sources sought is to identify interested sources that are certified and able to provide requirements to Taiwan/Latvia/Ukraine."
The notice further added that the US military is seeking providers of International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS) Software, related training and support for the system.
Interested parties must submit a description of their company and how they meet the requirements to fulfil the task, the note states, adding that multiple awards may be disbursed.
To date, the HIMARS have been the most strategic weaponry used by Ukraine's armed forces.
On Ocotber 29, the Ukrainian military launched 12 HIMARS missiles at the Antonovsky bridge in the Kherson region, nine of which were shot down by the Russian air defense systems, while three fell in the bridge's vicinity.
A few days prior, Sergei Surovikin, the general of the Russian armed forces and the commander of all units in the special military operation zone, said that the Kherson region was highly dangerous for its residents to remain there as Ukrainian forces regularly target civilian infrastructure.
On November 11, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the transfer of Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson Region was completed at 5.00 Moscow time (02:00 GMT).
The Russian Defense Ministry noted that the advance of Ukrainian troops over the past two days in some areas in the Kherson Region did not exceed 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
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