Saab has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command and received an order to provide and integrate the combat management system (CMS) for the Finnish Navy’s new POHJANMAA-class corvettes within the Squadron 2020 programme, the company announced on 26 September.
This follows the previously-announced selection on 19 September. The order value is €412 million and the contract period is 2019-2027. The Finnish shipyard RMC Defence will build the four new corvettes, with construction taking place 2022-2025. The corvettes will be fully operational by 2028. Saab will carry out the requiredwork in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia and South Africa.
The contract includes, among other things, Saab’s 9LV CMS and SEA GIRAFFE 4A Fixed Face and SEA GIRAFFE 1X radars. The TactiCall communication system and TRACKFIRE remote weapon station are also included in the contract.
“Saab has a long history in Finland and the Squadron 2020 contract means that we will increase our footprint in and deepen our relationship with Finland for many years to come,“ commented Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO at Saab, Micael Johansson. “This is going to be the world’s most modern and advanced corvette, with state-of-the-art technology and capabilities.“