An artist's rendering of the Pohjanmaa-class vessels (Image: Lehtkiuva)

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THE FINNISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE has ordered the construction of four new Pohjanmaa-class naval vessels, for the total cost of €1.3 billion. The Finnish shipbuilder Rauma won the contract, whilst the Swedish company Saab will be supplying the battle systems for the ships. 

The vessels are intended to replace seven currently in-use ships that are set to be decommissioned. They will be built domestically at the Rauma shipyard and are scheduled for active service sometime in 2028. 

 

Adam Oliver Smith - HT 

Image Credit: Lehtikuva 

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