The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a notice regarding a request for information (RfI) for operational and training ammunition for 57mm and 40mm guns on the forthcoming Type 31 frigate.
The notice serves to alert the market of an early engagement opportunity to respond to a RfI relating to Type 57mm and 40mm operational and training ammunition.
This is not a call of competition nor a formal expression of interest activity.
The MoD wants to grow understanding of the medium-calibre naval ammunition market, its readiness, supply chain resilience and competitiveness, including key players; gather knowledge of options from potential bidders to inform the structuring of requirements and specifications; understand the operational performance of alternative ammunition natures; and inform future considerations in respect of ammunition procurement.
The RfI is an opportunity for industry to provide information to scope potential alternative solutions for the ammunition compatible with Type 31 Bofors naval gun systems and any commercial opportunity that may follow.