The Finland Ministry of Defence yesterday has given green signal to the nation’s Defence Forces to launch the procurement program of the next squadron of ships for the Finnish Navy.
Known as Laivue 2020 (Squadron 2020), the program’s aim is to procure four corvettes to replace the three minelayers of the Pohjanmaa- and Hämeenmaa-classes, as well as the four light fast attack craft of the Rauma-class.
The new class of ships, which will be built with a high degree of indigenous content, will be capable of performing all missions, including safeguarding Finnish merchant shipping and protecting the seaside borders from unwanted attention
The Navy by law is set to handle all year round in all weather conditions, CorporalFrisk blog reported Saturday.
As such, these will feature anti-air, anti-submarine, [and] anti-shipping capability. While geared towards ‘traditional’ coastal defence missions, they will also feature a secondary capability for international missions. The distinguishing feature will be their size, which will make them some of the largest warships throughout the history of the Finnish Navy.
Requests for Information will be sent out this year or during the beginning of next. The order should be finalised in 2018, after which the vessels will be built during 2019 to 2024, with initial operational capability 2025, and the squadron operational as a cohesive unit in 2028.
Finland has commissioned a group to investigate what type of air defense system Finland requires in the future, according to local media reports. Replacing age old Hornet fighter fleet will cost an approximate $7
The Finnish Defence Forces and Millog Oy have signed an agreement on target acquisition sensors. The value of the contract is 26
The Finnish Air Force has suspected that two different Russian aircraft Su-27 have violated its airspace Thursday. Russian Su-27 jet had alleged stayed in the Finnish airspace for about a minute after crossing the border near the town of Porvoo some 30 miles east of the capital, Helsinki,
Finland is mulling to acquire drones along with new fighter jets to replace Hornets altogether by next decade. Defence Forces Logistics Command has put out a call to fighter jet contractors, asking for proposals to provide new craft to replace the existing fleet of Hornet jets, which are due to be de-commissioned by the start of 2025
Finlands ministry of defense (MoD) has issued a request for information for its new hx-fighter aircraft program. The MoD has sent a letter to Great Britain, France, Sweden and the US about the project launch on the 16 this month
The Finland Defence Forces has received a mandate from the countrys defence ministry to start the HX fighter project for replacing the operational capability of F/A-18 aircraft, which will be phased out by 2025. Developments in Finlands operating environment and the tasks of the Defence Forces, the Air Force and air defence require that the capabilities provided by the Hornet fleet be replaced by the end of the 2020s
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