Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (Kongsberg) and Patria have entered into an agreement to develop opportunities for cooperation on missile systems.
The agreement comprises the establishment of a Missile Competence Center in Finland, Open Tactical Framework (OTF) core technologies and system architecture software for missile programs in Finland and international opportunities linked to these capabilities.
The Missile Competence Center will focus on advanced missile system technology, to support both the Finnish Defence Forces in effective local security of supply and supporting industrial missile development activities with Kongsberg’s global present and future customer base.
With this new agreement, the two companies enter into a deeper cooperation to pursue new opportunities in Missile Systems and Coastal Defence Systems building a long-term partnership for the Finnish and international markets.
“I am very proud to sign this agreement with Patria on behalf of Kongsberg. We see interesting opportunities working together and are ready to share technology and competence in a long-term partnership with Patria”, says Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
"This is only a starting point for a long-term cooperation on Missile Systems between Patria and Kongsberg. Our goals are ambitious. Patria and Kongsberg join their industrial potentials in order to increase defence capabilities of both countries as well as support the economic development of our countries", says Olli Isotalo, President and CEO, Patria.
Patria has signed an agreement valued around 170 million euros (US$205 million) with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces Hamina Class fast attack craft. The procurement is part of the Naval Capability Development Programme, based on which the overhaul of Hamina Class vessels will ensure continued naval defence capabilities in the period between the decommissioning of Rauma Class fast attack craft and the commissioning of Squadron 2020 corvettes during the 2020s
Finland's Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 9 November in Brussels joining NATOs multinational cooperation arrangement on the Air-to-ground Precision Guided Munition (PGM). The objective of the MoU on the Air-to-ground Precision Guided Munitions, PGM, is to increase their availability by coordinating all aspects of procurement and loaning possibilities and the exchange of information to ensure that the munitions stored in different countries are as compatible and mutually interchangeable as possible, the defense ministry said in a statement Thursday
The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command will send out an invitation to negotiate and for preliminary invite for tender to three shortlisted combat system bidders for its Squadron 2020 project vessels. Of a total of 8 companies competing for the contract, Finland chose German Atlas Elektronik GmbH, the Canadian Lockheed Martin and the Swedish Saab Ab for further consideration in April 2017
The Kongsberg group and Finnish defense group Patria together have entered into agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway AS (AIM). AIM is the Norwegian armed forces business for maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of the Air Forces aircraft and helicopters
The Finnish ministry of defense has extended an agreement on the maintenance of Long-Range Surveillance Radar and Medium-Range Surveillance Radar systems with Thales for 2018-2023. Based on a proposal of the Defence Forces Logistics Command, Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö mandated the Defence Forces to conclude an extension agreement on the maintenance of LRSR and MRSR with Thales LAS France S
Kongsberg has received $65.5 million order from Lockheed Martin for deliveries of more than 150 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft structural parts
The Finnish Defense Forces Logistics Command has received responses from five companies to the Request for Quotation (RFQ) concerning the HX Fighter Programme sent to the governments of Great Britain, France, Sweden and the United States. They were requested to give a quotation on the following aircraft: Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (United States), Dassault Rafale (France), Eurofighter Typhoon (Great Britain), Lockheed Martin F-35 (United States) and Saab Gripen (Sweden), the Finnish MoD said in a statement Friday
Kongsberg has entered into contract worth 124 million euros ($153 million) with the Royal Malaysian Navy for delivery of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to their six new Littoral Combat Ships. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Groups Gowind Class design
Finnish firm Patria announced Thursday that the first 3D-printed aircraft engine part been installed in the F/A-18 Hornet fighter successfully completed its maiden flight on 5 January 2018. Patria has been working on the manufacturing process for 3D-printed parts over the last two years
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