Two Hamina-class fast-attack craft of the Finnish Navy taken half within the Marinens vårövning train organised by the Swedish Navy 4-8 April 2022 off the east coast of Sweden. The Finnish items’ goal within the train is to boost, along with interoperability between the 2 nations, additionally the Finnish items’ competence in anti-submarine warfare. The collaborating vessels, Hamina-class fast-attack craft Hamina and Hanko have undergone an intensive overhaul which gave the vessels extra versatile capabilities for anti-submarine warfare.

Marinens vårövning is an annual train organized by the Swedish Navy to which the Finnish Navy had been invited. Along with its Navy troops, Sweden additionally ship anti-submarine warfare succesful Air Drive helicopters to the train. The Finnish vessels operates in train duties below the Commander of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla of the Swedish Navy. It is a pure a part of the Navies’ cooperation, and it contributes to Finnish Navy collaborating vessels’ potential to function as a part of a multinational naval pressure, Commander Villikari says.


Swedish Navy Visby-class Corvette

This excerise is an effective instance of how fruitful the cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish Navies is. This train offers alternative for Finland to enhance the personnel’s competence extensively in mastering the modernised capabilities of the Hamina class, as a result of the train contains varied parts, for instance working with helicopters, which allows extra versatile coaching than in Finland, says the Chief of Workers of the Coastal Fleet, Commander Mikko Villikari.

The Hamina-class missile boat is a category of quick assault craft of the Finnish Navy. They’re categorised as “missile quick assault craft” or ohjusvene, actually “missile boat” in Finnish. The Hamina FACs are based mostly at Upinniemi, and kind the seventh Floor Warfare Squadron, a part of the Finnish Coastal Fleet, along with the minelayers MLC Hämeenmaa, Porkkala and Pyhäranta. The Hamina class’ major weaponry is 4 RBS-15 Mk.3 anti-ship missiles. The vessels are additional geared up with a Bofors 57 mm gun towards floor and aerial targets in addition to the Umkhonto-IR surface-to-air missiles, MASS decoy system and two 12.7 mm heavy machine weapons.