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Denmark seeks ammunition for F-35A cannon

20th January 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Danish defence procurement agency DALO issues RfI for framework tender.

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has issued an RfI to industry for cartridges to arm cannons on its future fleet of F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft.

DALO announced on 20 January that it intends to put out a framework agreement tender for an ammunition provider to supply 25x137mm rounds for the F-35A. It added that it is ‘looking for information on how to structure such [a] tender’.

Responses to the RfI must be completed by 15 February 2021, DALO announced in a post on the official EU tenders database.

The F-35A is armed with a single GAU-22/A four-barrel rotary cannon made by General Dynamics.

One potential provider for DALO is Rheinmetall, which already manufactures 25mm frangible armour-piercing ammunition especially for the F-35.

The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) expects to acquire 27 F-35As from 2021 to 2026 as it phases out the F-16, Shephard Defence Insight notes.

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