Finnish Navy receives final upgraded Hamina-class missile boat

International provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services Patria has delivered the fourth and last modernized Hamina-class missile boat to the Finnish Navy in Upinniemi. 

Hamina-class missile boat. Photo: Finnish Navy

In the mid-life-upgrade (MLU) project Patria has been acting as the prime contractor, designer, and the lead system integrator.

Finnish Navy
Photo: Patria

The fourth modernized Hamina-class missile boat, called Pori, started its sea acceptance tests related to the commissioning of the boat already in the spring, which continued over the summer.

The large-scale overhaul is set to ensure the capability to counter maritime threats, repel attacks at sea, protect sea lines, and monitoring and secure territorial integrity.

With the new torpedo and surface-to-surface missile system, as well as upgrades to the surface-to-air missile system, the ships are capable of impact in the air, surface and underwater. The planned life cycle of the Hamina class extends until the 2030s with the life cycle update.

Four missile boats in total were modernized between 2018 and 2022 as a part of MLU project, providing new capabilities to the Finnish Navy.

“In addition to the overhaul and life cycle extension, one of the main goals in the Hamina-Class modernization has been the development of anti-submarine warfare performance. As part of the new capabilities, Patria supplied the Hamina-Class ships with the new … training target system it has developed, which enables anti-submarine warfare training in a flexible and the most cost-effective way,” commented Veli-Pekka Heinonen, the Navy Business Area Leader of Patria Finland Division.