Finnish Defence Forces Choose KONGSBERG Naval Sonars for SQ2000 Mid-Life Upgrade

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) to deliver ST2400 VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) upgrade to the SQ2000MLU program for the Hamina-Class Corvettes fleet. The ST2400 VDS is designed to provide accurate and highly reliable performance for detecting submarines, mines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in Littoral waters. The ST2400 VDS upgrade will enable the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability on all four Hamina-Class Corvettes operating in the Baltics. The ST2400 VDS is a medium-frequency sonar designed with an emphasis on performance and operation in shallow waters.…

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BAE Systems awarded 40 Mk4 Naval Gun contract for Finland

BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navy and its Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft, under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessel’s mid-life upgrade and overhaul program. With this contract, Finland adds the 40 Mk4 to its installed base of BAE Systems naval guns, including both previous versions of 40-millimeter (mm) L/70 systems and 57-mm Mk3 systems. “Finland is the third country to select our Bofors 40 Mk4, the result of growing interest from countries seeking the…

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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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Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces prepare for the Hamina Class fast attack craft modernization

Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö has authorized the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a Letter of Intent and Pre-design Activities Contract with Patria concerning the Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU). The MLU ensures and develops the mission capability of the Finnish Navy including its ability to protect sea traffic. The procurement decision for this Letter of Intent and Pre-design Activities Contract is made to secure preconditions for the project to proceed in schedule. The value of this contract is approximately one million euros without VAT. The entire Mid-Life Upgrade is estimated…

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