Finnish Navy’s next-gen corvettes to feature Environics’ CBRN solutions

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has awarded Environics with a contract to supply chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) monitoring systems to four Pohjanmaa-class multi-role corvettes, as part of the Finnish Navy’s strategic Squadron 2020 project.

Under the contract worth over €2 million, Environics will supply its EnviScreen Operix system as well as CBRN monitoring devices ENVI BioScout and ChenProDM.

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The solutions will be incorporated into the combat management system (CMS) 9LV from Saab, including weapons and associated systems.

As reported previously, Kongsberg will equip the vessels with its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars.

Germany-based engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions will provide MAN 175D four-stroke engines while Kongsberg Maritime will supply propellers and shafts for these four vessels.

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French tech company iXblue is in charge of providing Phins Series Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Netans Data Distribution Units (DDU) for the project.

At the beginning of the year, Vestdavit was contracted by RMC to supply davits for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes.

The new corvettes, which are being built by RMC, will be delivered to the Finnish Navy from 2025 to 2027.

Expected to be in full operational status by 2029, the next-gen corvettes will serve anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surveillance and mine-laying missions.

It is said that, together with the existing four Hamina-class missile boats, the 114-metre-long Pohjanmaa-class corvettes will form the backbone of the Finnish Navy from the mid-2020s onwards.

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