Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

Currently, the direct threat from large-scale use of weapons of mass destruction is considered to be very low. In recent years, the nature of potential threats has changed character and become more diffuse. At present, possible risks and threats are presented by: bombed or otherwise damaged industrial installations; terrorist attacks using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) substances; and, the use of these substances in connection with criminal activity.

In Sweden, as a response to the new and wider assessment of the threats presented by CBRN substances, the government has commissioned the Swedish Armed Forces to improve and adapt protection capabilities. As a step in this assignment, the armed forces have developed three mobile laboratories designed for the field analysis and identification of suspected CBRN substances. In civil and military connections alike, the deployable laboratories can be used in both national and international operations.

The laboratories are based on a 20-foot, ISO 668 compliant, container platform. Each container is equipped with basic units and laboratory instruments for two users. The container platform is a welded aluminium design built from sandwich panels (aluminium sheets with insulation material). To protect computers and laboratory equipment, the container and its doors are designed to provide electromagnetic pulse (EMP) shielding.

The laboratory can be transported on any vehicle with a lock for a 20-foot container or on an appropriately adapted RoRo trailer. Laboratories can be lifted using forklift trucks or cranes with the purpose-specific lifting equipment.

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Management Summary

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The probability of a large-scale use of weapons of mass destruction had been assessed as declining in the world but at the same time the risk increased for the use of CBRNe weapons on a lesser scale, especially post the terror attack in New York, USA on the 11th of September, 2001. For Sweden, it is primarily terrorism and environmental disasters that can constitute an CBRNe threat. To meet this new threat, the Swedish government has designated protection against CBRNe warfare agents as one area of technology within which Sweden should gain strategic competence. Establishment of CBRNe Company 04 is a step towards increasing operative capability within the area.

One of the tasks the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) have defined is to implement the capability to analyze CBRNe warfare agents in the field, including supporting industry accident events. To accomplish this task the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) gave the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) the mission to develop a Deployable CBRN Laboratory.

During 2006—2008 FMV delivered a complete Mobile CBRN Laboratory capability, consisting of three (3) container based laboratories for analysis of Chemical (C), Biological (B), Radiological/Nuclear (RN) and Explosive (e) warfare agents.

We delivered Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services support to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) in a multitude of areas (Management-, legal-, commercial-, technical- and administration services). A lot of effort was brought into requirement assessment and defining capability requirements, including quality assurance and project administration. The main capability description document TTEM (“Teknisk och Taktisk Ekonomisk Målsättning”. Eng. Technical and Tactical Economic Objectives) for the deployable laboratory capability, was developed in close cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces (FM). The TTEM we then used to define the requirement documents as vital annexes to the procurement documentation.

Our personnel developed a full set of procurement documentation (Specifications of the full system, technical requirements, system safety requirements and statement of work requirements including plans for project management, verification and validation, ILS and maintenance, system safety, documentation and training). We also provided full WBS documentation, governing documents, presentations, system design review reports, technical verification reports, laboratory methods documentation, minutes of meetings, import/export documents and project calculations including a commercial agreement proposal, according to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) procurement guideline document “FMV HandBok KravDok”, and delivered Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services during procurement and provisioning within the project LifeCycle.

Customer-/Industry Segment
Aerospace, Defence & Security

Client
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV)

Project Name
Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

Duration
2003 — 2008 (2009)

Security Rating Required
CLASSIFIED/SECRET

Security
Security Agreement Approved for Level 2
All Personell Approved for Security Clearance Level H/S

Services
System LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services

Delivery Content/Artefacts
We delivered a full set of procurement documentation (Specifications of the full system, technical requirements, system safety requirements and statement of work requirements including plans for project management, verification and validation, ILS and maintenance, system safety, documentation and training). We also provided full WBS documentation, governing documents, presentations, system design review reports, technical verification reports, laboratory methods documentation, minutes of meetings, import/export documents and project calculations including a commercial agreement proposal, according to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) procurement guideline document “FMV HandBok KravDok”, and delivered Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services during the full project LifeCycle.

The deployable CBRN Analytical Laboratory comprises three separate laboratories. These are for chemical (C), biological (B) and radiological/nuclear (RN) analyses. The laboratories have been developed for use on national and international missions. Examples of these include local support during large-scale incidents and catastrophes as well as support in humanitarian operations. The equipment in the laboratories can analyse soil, air, water, vegetation and wipe samples. To a great extent, the laboratories’ analysis capabilities are in accordance with what is described for deployable laboratories within NATO.

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Ballistic protection
The laboratory has ballistic protection in the form of composite plates covering the external walls. For additional ballistic protection, the internal walls have bonded “liners”.

Appliance area
The 19-inch racks in the systems area are mounted on rubber damping pads. Racks 1 and 2 hold computer equipment for the command and communication system and expert computers. Racks inside the laboratory hold power supply and backup power systems.

Connection Bay
The connection bay is on one of the laboratory’s external walls (the right). Power cables (in and out) and cables for the command and communication system are connected here.

Samples hatch
Samples for analysis come into the laboratory via the hatch. To ensure safe reception, there is an air lock between the hatch and the laboratory.

Camouflage
Laboratory unit equipment includes a roof-mounted camouflage system. Deployed whenever necessary, this protects against visual, thermal and radar detection.

Climate control plant and ventilation
Each laboratory has a climate and nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) control plant. Irrespective of the outdoor temperature, the plant maintains a suitable environment in the systems and laboratory areas. To prevent penetration by CBRN substances, the plant also maintains positive pressure in the laboratory. When needed, the BC part of the plant filters the supply air through the climate control part of the plant.

Power supply
During operation, the laboratory is powered via an external mains or the internal generator (15 kVA). The generator is in the services area. Two voltages (24 and 230 V) are used in the container. Computers and laboratory equipment are on separate uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). All other equipment is on a 230 V circuit without a UPS. For maintenance charging of batteries, laboratories are connected to an external 230 V mains during storage.

Sampling
After collecting and interpreting information from for example detection instruments, samples are collected by a CBRN team. The samples are then transported to the laboratory for analysis and identification. The laboratory also has screening capability, i.e. a basic examination with the purpose of forming an opinion about a sample

Sample Reception
After reception examination the samples are passed through the hatch for testing. Between the hatch and the safety cabinet’s work area there is a sluice. Through the sluice samples can be taken in and out of the safety cabinet without letting any contaminated air into or out of the laboratory. The sluice is time controlled and the air in the sluice is filtered during the waiting period. The sluice has a filter for inlet/outlet air.

Sample preparation and analysis
When it has reached the safety cabinet the sample is prepared prior to analysis. The safety cabinet contains all equipment necessary for sample preparation. When the preparation has been completed the analysis is carried out in accordance with established methods and the sample is analysed as regards C, B or R/N substances.

Interpretation/analysis of data and debriefing
After analysis the sample data is interpreted and analysed. When the interpretation is completed the result can be saved in the laboratory computers. The result of the analysis is sent to the assigner. Commercial software is used for analysis support and results processing. There are three separate networks for communication with
other levels.

1. Staff network – for military command purposes.
2. Internet – for database searches in international libraries.
3. Expert network – for transmitting data from instruments to experts (for further analyses and comparisons).

To enable communication the laboratory must be connected to a command and control system, for example the Swedish Armed Forces command and control container.

Reports
Analysis results can be sent to the staff or higher level of command as executive summary. Analysis results can also be sent to other laboratories for further assessment. Such laboratories can also provide the field laboratory with information.

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Deployable C-Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

The C-Laboratory is used for analysing explosives and chemicals, e.g. chemical warfare agents and their starting substances and degradation products.

The C-Laboratory is used for analysing explosives and chemicals, e.g. chemical warfare agents and their starting substances and degradation products. It is also used for environmental analyses. For rapid analysis results, IR and Raman spectrometry are used. Both these enable direct analysis of unprepared samples. A gas chromatograph with a mass spectrometer is used for deeper analyses. This combination can identify low concentrations of substances.

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IR Spectrometer
The infrared spectrometer measures how samples are affected by infrared light. Analysis of the results enables the identification of substances. The unit is controlled via a touchscreen or a computer. Complete analysis of a sample takes around 20 seconds. Based on a sample’s assessed risk, the IR spectrometer can be used inside or outside the safety cabinet.

Raman Spectrometer
The Raman spectrometer is used to identify samples without removing them from their original containers. Samples do not need to be prepared or cleaned. The fibreoptic probe can be used to analyse samples through glass containers or other transparent packaging. The Raman spectrometer’s probe is used inside the safety cabinet.

Sample preparation
In the safety cabinet sample preparation can done to enable GC/MS analysis. The following equipment is available for sample preparation.

1. Ball mill.
2. Heating block.
3. Nitrogen gas for evaporation.
4. Solid phase extraction equipment: SPE and SPME.
5. Vacuum centrifuge with cold trap.
6. Ultrasonic bath.
7. Heating block.
8. Solid phase extraction equipment: SPE and SPME.
9. Shaker.
10. Ultrasonic bath.
11. Magnetic stirring hotplate.

Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer
The gas chromatograph with mass spectrometer (GC/MS) is used for identifying chemicals. In the gas chromatograph, substances in the sample are sorted by boiling point and polarity. The mass spectrometer, which is a quadrupole instrument, detects mass spectra. These are then compared against a mass spectra library. The sample is introduced by the autosampler or via the thermal desorption equipment. The GC unit is permanently fitted to the front wall. Connected to the GC/MS-system there is an equipment for automated thermal desorption of up to 50 samples. This desorption equipment enables the automatic analysis of adsorbent tubes. It is equipped with an NBC filter and can also be used for cleaning Tenax tubes. The thermal desorption equipment is permanently fitted to the front wall, next to the GC/MS.

Additional Equipment
1. CMS analyser for the analysis of gaseous toxic chemicals.
2. Photometer for the analysis of liquid sample using reagent tubes. The quantities of for example chloride, fluoride, ammonium, cyanide and ozone can determined.

Safety Cabinet
The safety cabinet is designed to protect people and the environment during sample handling. It can be used both as a closed cabinet (class III microbiological safety cabinet) and as a fume cupboard. The cabinet enables samples to be transferred safely in to and out of the laboratory. The appropriate tools can be placed inside the safety cabinet so that samples can be prepared before they are further analysed in the laboratory.

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Deployable B-Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

The B-Laboratory is used for analysing samples containing elevated levels of bacteria, viruses and toxins.

The B-Laboratory is used for analysing samples containing elevated levels of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Two different technologies are available for sample analysis. One of these is DNA analysis and the other technology is immunological. All sample preparation is done within the safety cabinet.

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Immunological analyser
The immunological analyser is an instrument that is used for identifying bacteria and toxins. Antibodies are added to a sample and the electrochemical luminescence is then measured.

Genetical analyser
The genetical analyser is used for identifying pathogens – either bacteria or virus. The identification method is to duplicate a DNA fragment from the bacteria that it is being sought to identify. The equipment is used inside the safety cabinet.

Autoclave
The autoclave is used for sterilising equipment and waste. Objects placed in the chamber are exposed to heat and pressure until they are free of living organisms. An internal vacuum pump maintains the correct pressure inside the
autoclave. The autoclave has openings towards both the laboratory area and the inside of the safety cabinet. It is fitted beneath the safety cabinet, along the laboratory’s right wall.

VHP Generator
The VHP generator is used together with a dehumidifier for decontaminating the safety cabinet, sluice, autoclave and laboratory area. Hydrogen peroxide is generated at a set concentration and mixed with air to be used for sanitation. The generator is fitte along the laboratory’s left wall and connected to the dehumidifier.

Safety Cabinet
The safety cabinet is designed to protect people and the environment during sample handling. In the B laboratory, the safety cabinet is always used as a closed cabinet (class III microbiological safety cabinet). The cabinet enables samples to be transferred safely in to and out of the laboratory. Preparation and analysis equipment is used inside the safety cabinet.

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Deployable R/N-Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

The R/N laboratory is used for identification and analysis of radioactive substances in various samples.

The R/N laboratory is used for identification and analysis of radioactive substances in various samples. Spectrometric equipment can be used to determine not only which gamma-emitting substances are present in a sample, but also the quantities of every single substance. The laboratory additionally has equipment for determining quantities and types of alpha and beta emitting substances (./.) as well as neutron radiation.

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Liquid scintillator
The liquid scintillator determines alfa/beta activity in prepared liquid samples. For remote operation or data transmission, the instrument can be network connected.

Alpha/beta counter for samples (alfa/beta)
The alpha/beta counter is used for determining total alfa/beta activity in wipe samples or in filter samples from the air sampler.

Gamma spectrometry equipment
The gamma spectrometry equipment comprises the following:
1. HPGe gamma detector.
2. NaI gamma detector.
3. Multi-channel analyser (MCA).
4. Vessels for liquid nitrogen.
5. Stand.
The gamma spectrometry equipment determines which gamma-emitting nuclides are present in a sample and how active they are. The equipment is network connected and can be used either outdoors on a stand or in the laboratory’s lead-shielded chamber.

Hand-held instrument with neutron detector
This instrument enables field measurement and identification of gamma-emitting substances. For the detection of fissile material, it also has a neutron radiation detector. The instrument can be connected to data networks.

Ratemeter with alpha, beta and gamma probe – Intensimeter 27
Intensimeter 27 is primarily used for the rapid screening of incoming samples and to check for contamination of the laboratory area and personnel. It is portable, battery powered and tolerates over 150 hours of continuous use.

Safety Cabinet
The safety cabinet is designed to protect people and the environment during sample handling. It can be used both as a closed cabinet (class III microbiological safety cabinet) and as a fume cupboard. The cabinet enables samples to be transferred safely in to and out of the laboratory. The appropriate tools can be placed inside the safety cabinet so that samples can be prepared before they are analysed in the laboratory.

We delivered a full set of procurement documentation (Specifications of the full system, technical requirements, system safety requirements and statement of work requirements including plans for project management, verification and validation, ILS and maintenance, system safety, documentation and training).

Close cooperation with scientists from the National CBRN Defence Centre (Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum, SkyddC) and the Swedish National Research Institute (FOI) took place for specific requirements on instruments and safety measures inside the laboratories.

We provided full WBS documentation, governing documents, presentations, system design review reports, technical verification reports, laboratory methods documentation, minutes of meetings, import/export documents and project calculations including a commercial agreement proposal, according to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) procurement guideline document “FMV HandBok KravDok”, and delivered Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services during the full project LifeCycle.

Our personnel delivered Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services within several disciplines, i.e. management-, technical-, commercial-, legal- and administrative areas, and were also engaged as project administrator and secretary of international meetings performed at the contractors sites, mainly in Germany.

The company Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH, based upon a requirement specification developed by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), has successfully designed, manufactured and delivered a Deployable CBRN Field Analytical Laboratory to the Swedish Armed Forces (FM). The system is in use within the National CBRN Defence Centre (Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum, SkyddC), Umeå in Sweden, since 2006.

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About Us


Our total offering fits any project within any industry, not only clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our personnel since 1985, have been supporting the public administration sector (Government Authorities) and the private business sector, delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily around and within defence system procurement projects, providing services during procurement and provisioning of technically advanced and complex systems and solutions to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Within the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, we are in the startup phase of delivering secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees. The CMS & publishing tools we apply, is by far the most popular software with over 60% worldwide market share. This means the software is used by almost 35% of all the public websites online, the rest is used for intranet solutions not publicly available. The system is also used by many popular global brands across the world.

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We Serve All

Reusing assets and leverage processes, methods, tools, documents and templates we already developed for the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, leads to sustainable high service quality to meet or exceed client expectations whilst remaining economically competitive.

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.

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We work with People and Digital Technologies for a Safer World and a Smarter Society

As our agency face a relentless pace of change and unprecedented level of competitiveness, agility is key to survival. Organizations are looking to Lean portfolio management to align the digital product investment portfolio to business strategy, and to quickly adapt the portfolio when strategy changes. To be successful, we provide transparency, analytics and feedback to various stakeholders at different levels of our processing workflow for optimal decision making. We also have a clear line-of-sight from strategic direction, through investment decision, to the choice of epics and services to be implemented, including the resulting impact on our clients’ business. We drive the continuous improvement process by looking at how our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) services portfolio management enable Lean portfolio management for enterprise agility.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB, is an entrepreneur driven, supplier independent Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, supporting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing knowledge consulting, management and advisory services, primarily within and around Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, including supporting services, i.e. programme management, project management, risk assessment, management and control, quality assessment, management and control, configuration management and control, to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry.

With a positive track record within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry in providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and seamless integration of products and systems against predefined requirements, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is unique in its understanding of technically advanced and complex systems, and how to apply innovative solutions in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion. Our services are developed and provisioned under the highest quality requirements based upon military standards, targeting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

We ensure that our clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry have the right equipment and functioning systems and services, at the right time to the right cost, to be able to carry out their mission. This is our contribution to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) — And we are proud of what we do!

Bring2Mind Consulting AB apply a classic business model, in a direct “One-to-One” relation to its clients and partners. This is where you will find us in the services supply chain. Sometimes we need to sign up specialist agencies for certain projects, to enable us to fulfil client requirements. But most important of all, we always apply our business model, whereas, if required by our clients, we can provide a larger network of system- and business partners.

It is important for Bring2Mind Consulting AB to conduct business in a responsible manner with long-term sustainability. We apply customer-oriented management systems for quality assurance and gather all our deliveries under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management. We provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, as well as digital communication systems with high ICT content for close real-time communication between customers, partners and employees. In addition to statutory requirements and standards in relevant areas, we define our responsibility in relation to our key stakeholders. In order to ensure long-term value creation, we safeguard, among other things, good working relationships, high confidence from our customers, and responsibility for our environmental impact.

The staff within our Knowledge & Consultancy Agency have since 1985 operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services.

Almost twenty (20) years of experience within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, working with some of Swedens largest, most technically advanced and complex defence system procurement projects for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, has been very important for establishment of our Agency. We have supported these procurement projects by providing services over a very long time, and we are pleased to present to you, on our new website, some of our renowned and successful projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are multifaceted engineers, project managers, system analysts, consultants, advisors, architects, modelling and simulation specialists, and many more – and sometimes just catalysts for the successful achievement of your goals!

All this knowledge and working experience, built up almost during a lifetime, has made us capable to contribute to the development of Swedens total defence, by providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, in a total offering from Bring2Mind Consulting AB.

With almost four decades (40 years) of operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is well prepared to play the role as systems- and business- partner, capable of providing qualified and innovative Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our clients managing technically advanced and complex systems.

We cover all aspects of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, during all stages within products-, systems- and solutions provisioning; from initial studies, the needs/requirements assessment work, in the procurement phase, design and development, integration, over production, testing, verification & validation to final implementation, training, delivery and handover to the end-user and finally, the environmentally friendly decommissioning of products-, systems- and solutions for needs-oriented and situation-adapted solutions, with the right quality at the right cost. Our total offering is fully supported by qualified programme management, project management, quality assurance and configuration management.

Typical support services in our defence project assignments, have included close cooperation with Swedish national government authorities as well as international governmental authorities and the defence industry, nationally as well as internationally. Please find some sample service support areas worth mentioning below:

  • Programme management support and administration
  • Project management support and administration
  • Project governance and assessment
  • Requirements management and assessment
  • Risk management and assessment
  • System safety management and assessment
  • Security management and assessment
  • Quality management and assessment
  • Configuration management support and assessment
  • Technical advisor and systems engineering
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) requirements management and assessment
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) system definitions for defence material procurement projects, nationally and In-Theatre
  • Procurement requirements management and assessment
  • Procurement management support and administration
  • Procurement documentation design and development for advanced and complex technical systems (Requirement design and development for i.e. Operational Conditions and Constraints, Technical Specifications, System Safety, Security (NATO- and National Information Classification Systems), ILS, Quality, Configuration Management, Documentation and Training Support, Statement of Work, Instructions for Management Plans, DID Requirement Descriptions, Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Contract Proposals and Supplier Evaluation Criteria etc.)
  • Procurement documentation production and packaging
  • Contract management support and administration
  • International Defence material User Group Secretary and administration support for multiple defence material systems
  • Design of international multilateral/bi-lateral collaboration arrangements and agreements for use within multinational project cooperations
  • International project coordinator for tracked vehicle material systems
  • .....

Our personnel have since 1985 provided Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and from 2003 onwards to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, within the public administration sector (Government Authorities), and to the private business sector.

Through extensive support during all lifecycle stages within the projects we actively participated in, from requirement assessment, in the procurement phase, through the design and development phase, and during integration, testing, verification & validation, implementation, training, delivery, handover and environmentally friendly decommissioning of products and systems, we have delivered continous support to our clients and at the same time further developed our services offering. This concludes our business aims; to increase our customers’ ability and profitability in managing technologically advanced and complex systems.

For us, our agency and what we offer, in terms of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, is about ensuring new and existing customers’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.

Our work with Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, in some of our reference projects worth mentioning:

Development-, Deployment- and Management of Information- and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions and Services

  • Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services applied within ICT Procurement Projects
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Web Communication platforms with Multisite and Multilingual capabilities
  • Implementation and maintenance of WordPress Multisite Information Network
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Portal
  • Administration of Microsoft SharePoint Information Portal
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of ASP.NET Asset Management System incl. RunTime Delivery Bundling and Optimization
  • Digital Photography and Video

Armoured-, Protected-, Tracked- and Wheeled Vehicle Systems incl. In-Theatre In-Service CLS Support

  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv206/208 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv309 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Procurement of Bv410 Tracked Vehicle System incl. versions and variants
  • Bv410 Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery Reporting Analysis (BV410 FDI & RRA) incl. alignment of Fault Reporting Data and Systems
  • Procurement of TGSLK 1.5T Light Amphibian Cross-Country 1.5T Trailer
  • Procurement of BvS10 Tracked Vehicle System update incl. ISAF/SWECON Mission Adaption
  • Administration and Secretary of the BvS10 User Group
  • Administration and Secretary of the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) Tracked Vehicles User Group

Procurement- and Provisioning of Technical System Support (TSS) and Maintenance Services

  • Procurement of ISS-ATV-ISAF In-Service Support BvS10 for ISAF/SWECON (ISS)
  • Procurement of TSS 2019-2025 Technical System Support and Maintenance for the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) 2019-2025 (TSS)

CBRNe Detection-, Identification-, Monitoring-, Surveillance-, Warning-, Reporting- and Protection Systems

  • Procurement of CBRN-I: CBRNe Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Procurement of CBRN-I-MMS: CBRNe Management- and Monitoring System
  • Procurement of CBRN-AL: Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory
  • Design and procurement of CBRN-AWR: Automatic CBRNe Warning- and Reporting System

As a Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, our business is all about thorough understanding and knowledge of your industry, resulting in a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering, that is unique for our clients. We can help you create value in a number of different ways. To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for, and aligned to your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways, to mention a few;

1. Competitive Services,
2. Programme- and Project Management Support,
3. Procurement Management Support,
4. Contract Management- and Administration Support,
5. In-Service Support,
6. Business Development for sustainable Growth,
7. Secure and Safe Society.

This concludes our business aims; to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced products and complex systems in a safe manner.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, business oriented competence and knowledge provisioning is always about ensuring new and existing clients’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.