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U.S. State Department approves possible sale of guided artillery rockets to Finland

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Last week, the U.S. government has approved the potential sale of Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and related equipment to Finland. According to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Pentagon’s top arms broker, a possible deal, which covers 25 M30A2 Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems – Alternative Warhead (ER GMLRS-AW) […]

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Patria’s modern mortar system gets new superior feature

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Finnish defense contractor Patria has announced that its modern mortar system has got a new superior feature – capable of both direct and indirect fire. This new outstanding feature allows troops to be in constant movement during the fire mission and therefore it does not form a clear target for the counter-battery fire. With the fire-on-the-move […]

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U.S. Army to test Patria Nemo mortar system

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Finnish defense contractor Patria has announced that It has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Army to conduct a turreted mortar feasibility study in the form of Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT). As noted by the company, the testing complements ongoing cooperation between Patria and the U.S. Army on a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement […]

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Finland, Latvia to receive common armoured vehicle platform

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Finnish defense contractor Patria has announced that it signed with Finland and Latvia agreement on developing common armoured vehicle system. The purpose of the product development agreement is to develop, in line with the common requirements of the countries, the prototype Patria 6×6 vehicle manufactured by Patria Land Oy to a common armoured vehicle platform, with an […]

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Sale of F-35 stealth fighters to Finland approved

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced this week that the U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Finland of more than $12.5 billion worth of stealth fighters. On October 8, the DSCA, the Pentagon’s top arms broker, announced that the U.S. State Department has cleared a $12.5 billion purchase by Finland for 64 […]

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AMVXP select for second phase of Bulgarian vehicle acquisition program

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Patria’s armoured combat vehicle AMVXP has been selected for the second phase of Bulgarian vehicle acquisition program based on a tender phase. The final decision on the actual acquisition will be made after field tests and negotiations. Also, General Dynamics has proceeded to the second phase. ‘This is very good news as it is a […]

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Finland says Russian fighter jets violated airspace

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On Tuesday, the Finnish Defense Ministry has reported that it suspected a Russian military aircraft had violated Finnish airspace over the Gulf of Finland. The ministry said two Su-27 fighter jets have been detected near Helsinki and that the border guard was investigating the matter. “Two Su-27 fighters belonging to Russia are suspected of violating […]

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U.S. Army begins testing new self-propelled mortar system

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The U.S. Army is testing the new 120mm self-propelled mortar system at the Yuma Proving Ground. During a test period at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in the desert of Arizona, research teams operated the new self-propelled mortar system while conduct indirect, semi-direct and direct fire. The new self-propelled mortar system is based on the […]

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Patria, Kongsberg to build U.S. Army’s future mortar system

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Finnish aerospace and defense Patria Group, along with its partner Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, has announced that it will develop a new mortar system for the U.S. Army. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Patria, the team will provide to the U.S. market a combination of Patria’s mortar systems together with Kongsberg’s U.S. […]

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U.S. Army shows interest in modern Finnish turreted mortar system

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Finnish aerospace and defense Patria Group has confirmed that the U.S. Army is showing interest in its modern turreted 120 mm mortar weapon system. As noted by the company, U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Patria to determine feasibility of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded […]

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