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Ukrainian Troops will get IFATDS Automated Field Artillery Control Systems from USA

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Photo for illustration / M777 howitzer in Ukraine
Photo for illustration / M777 howitzer in Ukraine

The contract command of the US Ground Forces has placed a tender for the purchase for Ukraine of sets of an automated field artillery fire control system (IFATDS), related software, as well as a profile course for training complex operators

The Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), operating through the US Army Contract Command, plans to supply Ukraine with 18 sets of automated artillery fire control systems in a variant for international export, according to the US government government procurement portal.

Similar equipment is expected to be purchased for the needs of Latvia and Taiwan.

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According to the contract, related equipment will also be supplied to Ukraine.

International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS/AFATDS)
International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS/AFATDS)

In particular, these are 18 sets of ULTRALink military modems used by the US Army to create secure military networks.

The contract for a period of one year provides for the work in Ukraine of a representative on the operation of the IFATDS system.

Ukrainian operators of automated fire control systems will undergo specialized courses for a period of seven weeks.

International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS/AFATDS)
International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS/AFATDS)

A separate item in the tender stipulates the provision by a potential contractor of services to support and maintain the software of IFATDS systems.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command sets a deadline for collecting proposals on January 9, 2023.

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