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Denmark seeks ammunition for F-35A cannon
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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