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Finland Arms Stealth Boats with New Swedish Torpedoes

Finland is upgrading the Hamina-class fast attack missile crafts to assume the mission of Rauma class Fast Attack Crafts that will retire in 2020. The Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme will extend the service life of Hamina-class vessels until 2035.

Finland Modernizes 65 XA-180 PASI 6×6 Armored Personnel Carriers

Patria Land Systems will modernize 65 XA-180 PASI armored personnel carriers for the Finnish Army. This modernization that will take place in the next two years (2018-2020) at a cost of 16 million euros, will sustain the vehicle's operations through the 2030s. Among the systems undergoing refurbishment are electrical systems, power transmission components, suspension and external coating. Modern seating with security belts will also be installed in the vehicles.

New Slovak-Finish 8×8 AMVXP Undergoing Winter Testing in Finland

A new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with Turra weapon system is undergoing winter testing in Finland, under a joint development program with Slovakia. Slovak Army trials are expected to continue through March. Slovakia plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of a military modernization program. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2018-2024.

Finland Orders PMVP Armored Vehicles for Testing

The Finish company Protolab Oy will deliver four ‘MiSu’ 6x6 Protected Multipurpose Vehicles (PMPV) for testing by the Finish MOD. The ballistic and mine protected vehicles will be tested in the next two years, as part of the evaluation of new armored vehicle for the Finnish Army.

Scramble? Quiet! We are sleeping

Recent incursions of civil and military aircraft into neighboring airspace has highlighted the state of alert maintained by different nations, and raised once again the validity of the huge investments countries are spending in acquiring military capabilities, if they do not provide the means to maintain these capabilities at reasonable state of readiness

Finland is Buying Dutch Leopards for €200 Million

Finland and the Netherlands have agreed to transfer most of the remaining stock of Dutch Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) to Finland over...

Finnish Army to Field Israeli Soldier Systems

The Finnish Army has selected the Israeli company Elbit Systems to supply 'soldier systems' equipping Finnish infantry commanders to function command, control and communications in dismounted operations. This acquisition is the first phase of a comprehensive ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) program.

Aeronautics to Supply Finland with 55 Orbiter Mini-UAV Systems

Finland has selected the Israeli Orbiter-2 mini-UAV system for its next generation Unmanned Aerial System to be used in support of the tactical ground forces. The acquisition of 55 systems is expected to be worth about US$30 million.

European Defense Update – November 1, 2011

Spanish Army to Field Israeli 81mm Cardom Mortars | Finland Considers Buying JASSM, Stingers | Finland Renew Request to Equip Its Hornets with JASSM | Poland Ditches Trainer Tender

Åkers Krutbruk to Provide Protection Suite for New Swedish AMVs

Swedish armor specialist Åkers Krutbruk was selected to provide the protection suite for the Patria AMV 8x8 wheeled armored vehicles being produced for the...

Nemo Mobile Mortar System

NEMO, a single barrel self propelled smoothbore 120mm mortar system, developed by Patria is augmenting the twin-barrel AMOS system currently in service. NEMO uses an unmanned...
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