Patria participates in Combined Naval Event 2024 held in Farnborough, United Kingdom on 21 – 23 May 2024. The conference gathers a wide cross-section of attendees from international navies, defence industry, academia to explore how to align in common purpose that assures naval capabilities match to the strategic, operational, technological opportunities and demands of the future.

In the conference, Patria showcases its maritime domain offering including a wide range of underwater surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and mine warfare systems. From Patria’s state-of-the-art underwater offering special focus will be given to Patria SONAC ACS acoustic mine sweeping solution.

On Tuesday 21 May at 17:30 Patria hosts a speaking slot with the topic: Comprehensive defence in maritime domain – modern acoustic minesweeping. Patria’s speakers in the event are Capt (N) ret. Janne Muurinen, Vice President - Sea Domain and Dr. Petri Salmela, Product Manager, Underwater systems.

Patria stand location in the exhibition area is E21.




Patria SONAC ACS acoustic mine sweep is specially designed for sweeping influence mines with advanced acoustic triggering. Its compact, lightweight size is designed for use with unmanned craft.

Patria SONAC DTS is an ASW Sonar system offering both active and passive modes of operation with two separate wet-end sub-systems, VDS and TAS, which can be used simultaneously.

Patria ASW Training Target is a small and lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that serves as a target for Anti-Submarine Warfare operational training. It can execute multiple underwater missions simultaneously or separately that are pre-planned with Mission planning software.

Patria SIGMA and SIGMA Light Patria SIGMA is an advanced measurement system that captures signature of any vessel in very high detail while it passes by the system. The system contains a bottom-deployed sensor track that measures accurately magnetic, electric, pressure and acoustic signals in real-time. Patria SIGMA Light is a compact version of system that can be transported with a small boat and deployed in one hour.


Patria NEMO Navy is a turreted, remote-controlled 120 mm mortar system. It is an indirect fire support system, but due to its direct fire capability, it can also be used for self-defence against other vessels. Patria NEMO Vany can also fire Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) fire missions where up to 6 grenades are hitting the target simultaneously.


Patria OPTIME covers a broad range of services and solutions impacting the fleet availability, such as fleet maintenance, upcoming modification projects and needed integrations in the later stages of the lifecycle as well as supply chain management and training services. 

Patria has been acting as prime integrator in extensive integration projects for certain Finnish Navy vessel fleets and has been long-term service provider for Finnish Navy to provide lifecycle planning and MRO services for various types of engines from the vessels. With data-driven approach, Patria OPTIME enables the proactive planning and optimization of supply chain management also for marine applications as Patria holds service dealer authorization for MTU engines.

Additionally, Patria Optime for NH90 covers services for the entire lifecycle of the NH90 fleet (Nato Frigate Helicopter), from scheduled and unscheluded maintenance to major upgrades and repairs, ensuring optimal availability and performance. Patria has proven track record maintaining the Finnish NH90 helicopters and ensures Finnish NH90 fleet availability for operations. 

For further information:

Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President, Market Area Europe, Patria, tel. +32 471 989101, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.