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Latvia aspires to acquire new 4×4 tactical vehicles

The Ministry of Defence of Latvia was hoping to acquire the light and medium, high-mobility, armoured four-wheel drive 4×4 tactical vehicles.

According to the, Latvia’s MoD has completed Stage I of the negotiated procedure for the acquisition of light and medium 4×4 tactical vehicles.

Based on the competition qualification criteria, the Latvian MoD has selected six eligible bidders to enter the Phase II of negotiated procedure. A total of 12 bids were submitted for the negotiated procedure.


The selected companies are Paramount Group in South Africa, Israel Aerospace Industries suppliers consortium in Israel, AS UPB in Latvia, Otokar in Turkey, Oy Sisu Auto in Finland, and AM General and Oshkosh Defence in the US.

More: Oshkosh Defense contracted for procurement of 258 joint light tactical vehicles

According to the Defence and Security Procurement Law, the negotiated procedure needs to be carried out in two stages, of which the first stage, or the pre-selection of bidders, has now been completed.

During the second stage of the negotiated procedure, selected bidders will be required to offer a detailed bid and proposed vehicles for testing.

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Following this, a complete evaluation of contributions and testing of proposed vehicles will be carried out by the procurement committee in near-combat training conditions in order to verify the compliance of proposed vehicles with operational requirements of the Latvian National Armed Forces.

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