The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) intends to conclude a framework agreement for the purchase of 3 Airborne Systems Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery Systems (MCADS) and spare parts incl. documentation, training and equipment for the training of Heavy Drop.
MCADS is a platform by means of a parachute system allows dropping a 11m Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the air to water globally, primarily from the Danish C-130J Hercules alternatively from foreign transport aircraft operated by the Danish Defense's strategic partners.
MCADS shall be considered as a system that includes:
— MCADS platform
— Parachute Release System
— Cargo parachutes and lashing
— Training of technical and operational personnel
The MCADS must be certified for use in the Danish C-130J Hercules
Specifically, the acquisition (Framework Agreement) is expected to contain the following:
— Initial acquisition of approximately 3 MCADS incl. documentation, training and equipment to build heavy drop capacity.
— Initial purchase of spare parts to cover 10-12 drops
— Ongoing add-on and replacement of MCADS incl. training and updating of documentation
— Ongoing acquisition of spare parts for MCADS
— Additional accessories related to the use and maintenance of MCADS
It is emphasized that the above mentioned quantities are an indication of DALO desired needs. DALO therefore can not guarantee a minimum purchase.
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