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Patria To Modernise Radar Platforms For The Finnish Defence Forces

Category: Defence Industry

Patria has today received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces Materiel Command (DFMC) for modernising a serie of target acquisition radar platforms.

The value of the purchase order is approximately EUR 10 million. Deliveries are scheduled for 2008-2010. The work is performed by Patria Vehicles.

Target Aqcuisition Radar 87 is an independent mobile radar station mounted on a Patria XA-180 armoured transport vehicle.

The maximum height of the target acquisition radar's is 15 m. Its surveillance height is 4-5 km and the range depending on the size of the target is 75 km. The radar is capable of simultaneous automatic monitoring of 20 targets as well as 10 countermeasure actions.

Patria is an internationally operating Aerospace and Defence Group actively participating in the development of new technologies. Patria's core business areas are armoured wheeled vehicles and heavy weapon systems including their life cycle service, defence electronics, helicopter and military aircraft life cycle support as well as demanding composite structures. Patria is the leading supplier of armoured wheeled vehicles in Europe. The Finnish State and EADS are Patria's shareholders. The Group had net sales of EUR 232.5 million in 2002 and the number of employees was 2 004.

The Finnish Defence Forces Materiel Command is responsible for the purchases of the joint materiel for the Finnish Defence Forces as well as materiel for the Army. The DFMC is also responsible for the whole technical life cycle of the materiel.


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