Coastal patrol is practicing a battle on the coast

May 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Coastal Patrol is undergoing the Central 19 Battle Group exercise, which takes place in the land area and archipelago between Hanko and Porvoo. The themes of the exercise are, among other things, readiness, operational protection, snapshot creation and management, fire and maintenance arrangements. In addition, we work together with the Coast Guard of the Gulf of Finland. The aim of the exercise is to practice the various aspects of the struggle on the coast, coordinated between different forces. – The exercise demonstrates, among…

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Katanpää class in demanding evaluation by NATO

November 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää conducted NEL 2 (NATO Evaluation Level 2) which is the highest level of the NATO evaluation process during the NOCO 2018 Exercise. The evaluation on Vahterpää covered all three of the identical vessels of the Katanpää class. The NATO NEL 2 evaluation conducted on mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää in the first week of the NOCO 18 Exercise took the entire vessel class a significant step closer to full operational readiness. The evaluation conducted on one of the three vessels of…

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Finnish Navy 2018 Training Cruise Begins April 29

Six-week sailing will be directed to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean this year. The training vessel is operated by Miinalaiva Uusimaa. Each year, the Navy School of Education has trained seafarers, nurses, and mining personnel and conscripts working as a training vessel. There are about twenty different classes on board and training is given around the clock every day of the week. On the last leg of the journey, the vessel participates in the international BALTOPS 2018 exercise, which begins at the port stage…

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FNS Uusimaa Completes Year With NATO Response Force

Google Translation A new year-long standby phase for the NATO Spending Force (Nato Response Force, NRF) expired on December 31, 2017. The readiness phase developed the skills and functional capacity of the ship unit’s personnel for marine tasks. During 2017, Uusimaa participated in several military exercises at home and abroad. During the year, the vessel did not have to be invited to leave for NRF missions. The Navy maintained the readiness to set up a ship unit and was prepared to send it to the Navy’s Crisis Management Team in…

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Saab Selected as Major Supplier for Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade Program

Defence and security company Saab has been contracted by Patria as one of the major suppliers across the Finnish Navy Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme. Patria has the prime role for the total programme, which includes refurbishment and upgrade of four Hamina-class fast attack crafts. Saab’s order value amounts to approximately SEK 960 million with deliveries starting from 2018. Saab will supply the 9LV Combat Management System (CMS), the 9LV Fire Control System (FCS) including the Ceros 200 fire control director and the Trackfire Remote Weapon Station (RWS). Patria has…

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Saab Signs Contract for Deliveries of New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for production and deliveries of Saab´s New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy. The contract signed is part of the Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade Programme (SQ2000 MLU) of the Finnish Navy´s four Hamina fast attack crafts (FAC) as described in separate Saab press release. Saab has been selected as a major supplier for the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme. The Squadron 2000 upgrade will ensure and develop the mission capability of the Finnish Navy. Included in the contract are…

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Deltamarin signs contract with Rauma Marine Constructions to join the design team of Finnish Navy project

Deltamarin has signed contracts with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the basic design of deck outfitting and machinery for the vessels to be built in the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 project. The work will be done on the client’s premises in Rauma and Turku and will last until spring 2018. “Deltamarin is well-known for passenger ship designs, especially ro-pax ferries, and cargo ship designs, for example bulk carriers and special vessels. However, over the years we have also participated in several navy and coastguard projects. We are now very proud…

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