Turkey Gets Responses re: Sub Program, Delays Other RFPs
DID’s article “Today’s Special: Turkey Sub RFI” covered Turkey’s solicitation for 4 new diesel-electric submarines to augment its fleet of U-209 Class boats. Defense-Aerospace.com passes on an official list of firms who responded to the solicitation, as well as a copy of the RFI itself.
Note that the responding firms are not all submarine builders; indeed, most are component makers or submarine-launched weapon suppliers. According to Turkey’s SSM defense procurement agency, they are:
- Armaris (France)
- TÃ¼bitak-Mam (Turkiye)
- AydÄ±n YazÄ±lÄ±m Ve Elektronik Sanayii A._.(Ayesa_) (Turkiye)
- Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace – Naval Systems (Norway)
- Kollmorgen Corporation – Electro Optical Division (USA)
- Lockheed Martin Corporation – Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (USA)
- Calzoni S.R.L. – Submarine Systems Department (Italy)
- Rafael Armament Develepment Authority Ltd. – Communication Systems (Israel)
- Bmt Defence Services Limited (England)
- Aspire Consulting Limited (England)
- Gate Elektronik San.Tic.A._. (Turkiye)
- Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. Mlm Division – Systems Missiles & Space Group (Israel)
- Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Gmbh (HDW – Germany)
- Milsoft YazÄ±lÄ±m Teknolojileri A. (Turkiye)
- Deutsche Exide Gmbh (Germany)
- Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.P.A. (Italy)
- Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg (Germany)
- Selex Komunikasyon (Turkiye)
- Navantia (Spain)
- Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) (Italy)
- Thales Systemes Aeroportes S.A. (France)
- Aselsan A. (Turkiye)
- Roketsan A. (Turkiye)
- Lockheed Martin Sippican, Inc. – LMS Sea-Air Communications Division (ADB)
A careful look at this list shows at least three main contenders for the Turkish contract: Germany’s HDW (existing supplier, U-212 improved & U-214 Class), Spain’s Navantia (Scorpene, and the newer S-80 Class), and France’s Armaris (Agosta & Scorpene).
- See “Today’s Special: Turkey Sub” for further coverage and updates.
Other Related Projects
On a related note, on October 9, 2006, the SSM (Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries) noted extensions to the deadlines for the Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (Moship) project and the Rescue and Towing Ship project. The final date for requesting RFIs has been extended to 30 October 2006, and the final date for submitting answers to SSM has been extended to 15 November 2006 at 10:00 o’clock (local time).
Defense Aerospace reporduces the original RFI, issued July 25, 2006:
“This is to inform you that 1 (one) Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MOSHIP) and 2 (two) Rescue and Towing Ships will be procured by Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) to meet the Turkish Naval Forces Command’s requirements.
In this frame, Request for Information is issued to gather administrative, financial and technical information from related Companies who may be willing to participate for the project activities.
The Companies who are willing to reply to the RFI may request the RFI document by sending an e-mail including their company name and detailed contact address to “email@example.com”. Then, the RFI document will be sent to the related Companies by e-mail.
Deadline for requesting the RFI document from SSM is September 15th, 2006. Companies should send their responses to the addresses referenced in the RFI until October 27th, 2006.
We encourage you to respond and thank you in advance for your interest.”
A December 15, 2006 release from the SSM listed the various respondents to that RFI.