Finnish Ministry of Defence Takes Decision on Army Air-Defence System Procurement

Issue 51 - March 2014

Finnish Minister of Defence Carl Haglund made a decision  on the procurement of a very short-range air-defence system for the Army. The procurement deal will be concluded with the US Government and the system will be delivered by Raytheon Company. The total value of the procurement is €90m, VAT excluded.

The procurement includes newly restored Stinger RMP Block 1 missiles, firing equipment, infrared seekers and training equipment, i.e. field training exercise equipment and classroom simulators. The procurement also includes all necessary training, support materiel, spare parts, the documentation required for use and maintenance, user and quality assurance services as well as maintenance control and life-cycle management.