Finnish Ministry Of Defence To Buy 57mm Munitions For Pohjanmaa-class Ships
The Finnish Ministry of Defence (Puolustusministeriö, Försvarsministeriet) will procure 57 mm munitions to be used on the Finnish Navy’s vessels. The procurement is coordinated with Sweden in order that the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV – Försvarets Materielverk) buy the identical materiel on the similar time, thus acquiring appropriate munitions for the Finnish and Swedish navies at a lower cost. The provider is BAE Techniques Bofors AB, Sweden, the producer of the Finnish Navy’s 57 mm artillery programs (57Mk3 and 57A).
The present procurement exercise is being carried out in coordination with Sweden. The general worth of the procurement, with out worth added tax, is EUR 12.6 million. The procurement will complement the capabilities of the Finnish Navy’s floor combatants with regard to self-protection and air defence. The 57 mm artillery system is at present in use on Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, and the identical system will probably be launched for Pohjanmaa-class corvettes. BAE Techniques Bofors AB, Sweden has beforehand supplied its 57mm naval gun programs, together with 57Mk3 and 57A, for different Finnish Navy vessels, together with Hämeenmaa-class minelayer vessels.
The Pohjanmaa class is a collection of 4 multi-role corvettes at present underneath improvement for the Finnish Navy as a part of the Squadron 2020 (Finnish: Laivue 2020) undertaking. Along with the prevailing 4 Hamina-class missile boats, the 4 new floor combatants will type the spine of the Finnish Navy from the mid-2020s onwards. They may substitute seven older vessels which have been or are because of be decommissioned; the minelayer Pohjanmaa, two Hämeenmaa-class minelayers and 4 Rauma-class missile boats. The general size of the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes will probably be about 114 metres (374 ft 0 in) and the beam about 16 metres (52 ft 6 in).
Pohjanmaa-class corvettes will probably be armed with a single dual-purpose naval gun, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, anti-submarine torpedoes, naval mines, close-in weapon programs, and a decoy system. The forward-mounted Bofors 57 mm Mk3 dual-purpose major gun will probably be recycled from the Hamina-class missile boats. As well as, every Pohjanmaa-class corvette will probably be fitted with two Saab Trackfire distant managed weapon stations for close-in self-defence and 4 Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) decoy launchers. The first surface-to-surface armament of the Pohjanmaa class is the Gabriel 5 subsonic anti-ship missile.
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