The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), which is responsible for the acquisition, deployment, and maintenance of communications and information systems for NATO decision-makers and commanders, has awarded two major contracts regarding the direction, collection, process, dissemination, and use of intelligence information within NATO to STM. After completing the evaluation of the commercial and technical proposals received from leading software companies within the NATO member states, the NCI Agency awarded both projects to STM.
Following pre-award discussions, two contracts were signed between STM and the NCI Agency. The INTEL-FS2 Project kick-off meeting was held at the NCI Agency’s headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The projects are officially named Intelligence Functional Services (INTEL-FS 2) – Spiral 2 and BMD functions in INTEL-FS Backend Services (I2BE) and User Applications (I2UA). The software that will be developed by STM will support the NATO commands in the direction, collection, process, dissemination, and use of intelligence information. All NATO Commands and military bases around the world will manage their intelligence flow through the software that STM will develop and modernize. The INTEL-FS2 Projects are scheduled for completion in three and a half years. The INTEL-FS2 projects are notably one of the largest contracts won by a Turkish company from the NCI Agency in terms of the total contract value.
STM’s INTEL-FS2 development process will break new ground in terms of the technology to be applied and the solutions it will offer. INTEL-FS2 is among the first projects to be developed for NATO under an agile software development methodology approach. The project, which will be developed and run on NATO’s own platform, includes also data integration aspects and will feature a distributed and extendable structure based on microservices architecture.