NSPA supports Special Operation Forces in Nordic countries

Source: NATO Support nad Procurement Agency (NSPA)

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) supports Special Operation Forces of Norway, Finland and Sweden through the contract awarded to Galvion for the procurement of Batlskin Caiman Helmet System.


The framework contract includes the procurement of high-performance Batlskin Caiman head system and accessories for Special Operation Forces, as well as dismounted light forces. The first delivery of the Batlskin Caiman Helmet System is set to ship to Norway early next week.



The Agency awarded the contract following extensive user trials conducted by Norway, acting as the lead user nation, under its attentive supervision. Selected to meet the higher performance bracket of four specified helmet categories, Galvion’s Caiman helmet system comes in five sizes and is equipped with Galvion’s very latest APEX lining system, an intuitively adjustable design that enables a customized fit for users and is designed to offer unparalleled stability for the latest night and visual augmentation devices. The Caiman helmet is scalable for highly dynamic operations with mission-specific accessories, and is expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other critical equipment, now and into the future.

“NSPA was able to provide Nations with the consolidation of requirements for a highly technical soldier equipment. This contract is the perfect example of NSPA’s added value to Nations and Industry: through the use of the NATO Logistics Stock Exchange, the Agency combined technical requirements and technology, enabling Nations to buy the necessary equipment on a web-platform,” said Celine Danielli, NSPA Programme Manager.



“The NSPA framework contract offers NATO countries a simplified procurement route for our flagship Caiman head system, along with a growing list of integrated accessories. We are working both internally and in conjunction with best-in-breed partners to develop and integrate capability enhancements, from scalable power to comms to strobes and visual displays, that will ensure the Caiman platform continues to evolve to meet mission needs, all to be made available through the NSPA procurement route. It’s a major milestone for our entire team to see this first shipment ready to go to Norway, a valued partner and the technical authority on the program,” commented Todd Stirtzinger, CEO, Galvion.



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