Vestdavit Crosses “Finnish” Line to Win First Naval Order

Persistence paid off for Vestdavit in winning its first order with the Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) to supply davits for a series of the Finnish Navy’s four newbuild multi-role combat vessels, thereby bolstering its position in the wider Nordic naval market. The Pohjanmaa-class corvettes are to be constructed at RMC’s shipyard in Rauma, Finland as part of the…

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Finnish Minesweeper Joins NATO Readiness Force 2022

The Naval Forces will place the Katanpää-class minesweeper in the 2022 Standby Pool for Complementary Operations of NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force. Participation in NATO’s Contingency Force, the NATO Response Force (NRF), develops the performance and international compatibility of Navy vessels and forces, as well as the readiness to deploy units in a maritime crisis management mission. The year of readiness…

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iXblue to Equip Four Finnish Squadron 2020 Project Corvettes

iXblue has been selected by the Finnish Navy to provide Phins Series Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Netans Data Distribution Units (DDU) as part of the Finnish Navy’s SQUADRON 2020 Project. This project involves the development of four Pohjanmaa class multi-role corvettes by the Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). Together with existing Hamina-class missile boats, they will form the…

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Ostrobothnia-class Design Work Needs Extra Time

By Lauri Puranen Exactly two years ago, procurement contracts for Ostrobothnia-class multifunctional corvettes were completed in Turku with the Laivue 2020 project. The signing of the agreements was the starting point for the Defense Administration’s long-term cooperation with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) and the combat system supplier Saab Ab. Although the focus of my own work is currently on the…

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Finnish Staff Officers for Exercise Northern Coasts 21

Two staff officers from the Navy will participate in the international Northern Coasts 21 exercise led by Sweden from 10 to 24 September. Northern Coasts 2021 is a multinational invitation exercise to NATO and NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The exercise is a combat combat exercise in nature and is carried out on the southern coast of Sweden, the southern…

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Ritva 21 exercise includes all defense branches and Swedish ships

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Due to the effects of the corona pandemic, the Defense Forces’ main war exercise in spring 2021 will be implemented as sub-exercises across Finland. The southern sub-exercise Ritva 21, led by the Navy Staff, will be held from 24 May to 2 June. The exercise will be attended by personnel from all branches of…

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Finnish Navy Takes Part in Swedish ASW Exercise

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two Hamina-class missile boats of the Navy will participate in the annual submarine combat exercise organized by the Swedish Navy on 15-20 April 2021 on the east coast of Sweden. The exercise develops co-operation between Finland and Sweden in submarine control. This is a versatile exercise during which we can effectively train our vessels…

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Supply contracts signed for main equipment for Squadron 2020 project

October 15, 2020 – Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has entered into three major supply contracts for the main equipment of Pohjanmaa Class multi-purpose corvettes commissioned by the Finnish Defence Forces. The main equipment will be purchased from leading global suppliers whose systems have been developed specifically for combat vessels. The contracts are worth over EUR 100 million in total. The…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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