MoD puts out Cobra carrier call

The Ministry of Defence has called for expressions of interest for a multi-million pound contract for vehicles to provide supply and repair facilities for the Army’s new Cobra counter-battery radar. Cobra is a military radar which locates hostile mortars and field guns. In March, the MoD awarded a £350m Cobra contract to pan-European consortium Euro-Art, […]

The Ministry of Defence has called for expressions of interest for a multi-million pound contract for vehicles to provide supply and repair facilities for the Army’s new Cobra counter-battery radar.

Cobra is a military radar which locates hostile mortars and field guns. In March, the MoD awarded a £350m Cobra contract to pan-European consortium Euro-Art, which includes Racal Radar & Defence Systems.

With a 20% workshare in Euro-Art, Racal expects to gain £85m of work on Cobra. The support vehicle contract is estimated to be worth several million pounds.

The MoD wants the vehicles to be equipped with a crane and repair and storage facilities. One solution may be based on a modified Improved Medium Mobility Load Carrier (IMMLC).

An alternative might be a suitable self-contained palletised load, the MoD said.

Manufacturers must come forward by 30 November. Tenders will be invited in February and bids in May.