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  • 21 October 2011
    Industry news

      Finnish Navy has announced tender for repairs and maintenance works to the Hämeenmaa class mine-hunter ship, by replacing the total installation and components. This decision has been made by the Navy on the basis of the existing design. The delivery includes design, materials, fabrication, installation, deployment, and documentation. About Finnish Navy The Finnish Navy […]

  • 17 January 2020

    Patria, the Finnish state-controlled provider of defense, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions, has delivered the first modernized Hamina-class missile boat Tornio to the Finnish Defence Forces. Patria is the prime contractor selected by Finland’s defense ministry to coordinate the missile boat upgrades. The mid-life upgrade (MLU) project will see four vessels […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose is scheduled to visit Finland to take part in joint drills and attend the Finnish Navy’s centenary celebrations.  Prior to arriving to the Finnish port of Turku, Montrose will conduct two days of exercises in the Northern Baltic Sea. The exercise, which will start July 6, will be […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Atlas Elektronik Finland has completed work on the Finnish Navy’s minelayer Pansio and delivered the vessel to the navy on October 3. Atlas Elektronik said the mid-life upgrade had been carried out together with Uki Workboat Oy (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) as a subcontractor. According to the company, the other two Pansio-class minelayers, Porkkala and Pyhäranta, will also be […]

  • 8 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The first one of the three mine countermeasure vessels ordered by the Finnish Navy, MHC (Mine Hunter Coastal) Katanpää was handed over to the Finnish Navy. The vessel was accepted by the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral Veli-Jukka Pennala at the Intermarine shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. The vessel will be shipped to […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Finnish Navy’s Hamina-class missile boats will be receiving new Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns delivered by BAE Systems under a contract with Finland’s Patria. Patria is the prime contractor selected by Finland’s defense ministry to coordinate the missile boat upgrades. “Finland is the third country to select our Bofors 40 Mk4, the result of growing interest […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Finnish Navy has deployed three vessels to Sweden where they are taking part in a naval exercise in the archipelago of Stockholm. The two navies will increase their interoperability through 8 days of exercises which are set to conclude on April 19. The exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare between Finland and Sweden as […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Finnish Navy is set to hold a fleet-wide exercise in the Gulf of Finland from May 22 to June 1. Named MTH-17 Lyydia, the exercise is arranged annually by the Finnish Navy for its naval and coastal units. Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, Rauma- and Hamina-class fast attack missile craft and Katanpää-class Mine Hunter Coastal Vessels, as […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Finnish Minister of Defence, Jussi Niinistö, has authorized the nation’s Defence Forces to start the Finnish Navy project, Squadron 2020.  The aim of the project is to construct four new corvette-size fighting ships for year-round operation in the special weather and ice conditions at the Baltic Sea. A Request for Information had been issued informing […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Finland’s Patria has contracted Swedish defense contractor Saab for work on the Finnish Navy Squadron 2000 mid-life upgrade program. The contract awarded to Saab is worth SEK 960 million (approx. US$117.7 million) with deliveries set to start in 2018. According to Patria, the total value of the upgrade contract, without options, is around 170 million euros (approx. […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    METU-16, the Finnish Navy’s annual firing exercise, will be held from August 22 to 26 and August 29 to September 2 in the Archipelago Sea and the Gulf of Finland, the navy has informed. Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, Katanpää-class Mine Hunter Coastal Vessels, Rauma- and Hamina-class fast attack missile craft, Pansio-class minelayer ferry, support vessels, firing command […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    On June 3rd, the Finnish Navy received its first three U-700 class (Watercat M18 AMC) landing ships in Raseborg. The new ship class is called “Jehu”. The Finnish Navy has ordered a total of 12 boats from Marine Alutech Oy Ab. “Jehu” is a fast multipurpose boat that has both a large-scale transport capacity and […]

  • 3 June 2014

    Senior Officers of the Polish and Finnish Armed Forces were visiting the Taranto and La Spezia Naval Bases.   General Lach Majewski, Commanding General of the Polish Armed Forces, paid a visit to the Comando Flottiglia Sommergibili, and ITS Margottini moored at Taranto harbor. The guests were also able to visit the Centro Addestramento Sommergibili […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    As part of its ongoing support contract to Navy Command Finland, Malvern based defence and security specialist, 3SDL,  provided technical support to the Finnish Navy during the recent week long Sea Acceptance Testing onboard the 1,450 ton Minelayer FNS Uusimaa. The complex series of tests involving Link 22, MIDS/Link 16 and JREAP took place in […]

  • 3 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The Finnish Navy’s first anti-mine vessel is nearing completion at a shipyard in Italy… (hs) [mappress] Source: hs,March 3, 2011;

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Finnish Navy received its third Katanpää class mine counter-measure vessel at the Intermarine Shipyard in La Spezia, Italy, on Wednesday. The navy said the vessel would be transferred to its home port, Turku, by land. The undertaking is scheduled to be completed by December. Katanpää class vessels provide the Finnish Navy with the ability to hunt and destroy […]

  • 7 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    BALTOPS 2015 to Launch on Friday Seventeen NATO and partner nations will participate in the 43rd iteration of the multinational maritime exercise BALTOPS 2015 in Poland, Sweden, Germany, and throughout the Baltic Sea, June 5-20, 2015. Ulstein Starts Working on Patrolling Vessels Ulstein Group, a company engaged in ship building and ship design activities, presents […]

  • 18 August 2017

    The Finnish Navy chief will be hosting the commander of Allied Maritime Command and ships from NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) in Helsinki next week. On August 24, Finnish Navy Vice Admiral Veijo Taipalus will welcome MARCOM commander Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone for an official visit to Finland. One day later, ships from SNMG1 […]

  • 15 September 2016

    Following a request for information (RFI) for its Squadron 2020 project to construct four ice-going offshore patrol vessels, the Finnish Navy has now signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Rauma-based shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions. If the LOI is realized, the company will build four vessels designed to replace the Finnish Rauma-class fast-attack missile boats and Hämeenmaa-class […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Norwegian marine technology company Kongsberg has been selected to deliver its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes currently being developed by the Finnish Navy under its Squadron 2020 project. Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics has signed the relevant contract worth about NOK 100 million (USD 9.5 million) with Saab. […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Finnish defense forces have been cleared to sign a letter of intent and a pre-design activities contract with Patria for the upgrade of Hamina-class missile boats. The mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four vessels in the class will be performed as part of the Squadron 2000 upgrade program and will be worth around 199 million […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 30 June the Finnish Ambassador to United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi, and the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral Kari Takanen, visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood, UK. Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi and Rear Admiral Kari Takanen were met by the Deputy Commander of the EU Naval […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    On September 19, 2019, the Finnish government approved the procurement of four new multipurpose corvettes valued at more than EUR 1 billion. As Naval Today earlier reported, the ship quartet will be designed and constructed at Finnish Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard. The design phase for the four Squadron 2020 vessel will resume with immediate […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over 40 vessels from NATO and ally countries gathered in Turku, Finland, to kick off a second major exercise in the Baltic Sea on October 25. The exercise is called Northern Coasts and is organized by Germany and hosted by a different Baltic Sea nation each year. It will run concurrent with Trident Juncture, a NATO […]

  • 12 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Finnish Navy Shows Off New Jehu Class Ship One of the new Jehu class landing ships, which the Finnish Navy received in June, will be presented to the audience for the first time on 9 July in the South Harbour of Helsinki, Finland. HMAS Canberra Prepares for More Tests Australia’s biggest warship completed the first […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a contract to supply water jets to power Marine Alutech Oy Ab’s new Watercat™ M18 AMC high speed troop transport craft, that are currently under construction for the Finnish Navy. The boats, classified as U700, are designed and built by the Marine Alutech shipyard in Teijo, Finland, […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Finland will be hosting a total of 4,000 personnel and over 40 vessels for this year’s edition of the Baltic Sea drill Northern Coasts 2018 (NOCO). This will be the third time Finland is hosting the German Navy-led international exercise. According to the Finnish defense ministry, NOCO18 will involve surface vessels and aircraft from Sweden, […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The two week long Northern Coast 2014 (NOCO14) exercise, arranged in August and September is the Finnish Navy’s main exercise this year.   The main aim of the Northern Coasts exercise is to improve the multinational interoperability between the participating troops. The shallow and shoaly waters along the Finnish coast offer challenging exercise conditions where […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    After signing a 7.5 million euro contract to design the Finnish Navy’s four Squadron 2020 project multirole corvettes, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) is bringing in Deltamarin Ltd for help with design work. The two companies signed contracts for the basic design of deck outfitting and machinery for the Squadron 2020 vessels. The work will be done […]