Squadron 2020
Photo credit: Finnish Defence Forces

Patria has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command on Squadron 2020 programme´s project support expert services. Services include support for project management, engineering, and other expertise support.

“Patria is a strategic partner of Finnish Defence Forces and has a long history in Finnish Navy vessels´ Mid-Life Upgrade projects. Patria has been the Prime contractor and lead system integrator of Rauma and Hamina Class fast attack crafts´ Mid-Life Upgrades during 2010´s and 2020´s. Patria´s comprehensive expertise will now be utilized also in building Navy´s Pohjanmaa Class multi-role corvettes, which continues the deep cooperation between Patria and the Finnish Navy," comments Veli-Pekka Heinonen, Senior Vice President of Patria’s Finland Division Navy Business Area.  

Construction of the Pohjanmaa Class corvettes started in 2023 and the Squadron 2020 programme will be completed by 2029. The agreement on the programme’s support services will be valid until the end of 2025, after which its continuation until 2029 will be decided separately each year according to the needs of the Finnish Defence Forces.    

Media enquiries and further information:

Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen, Vice President, Group Communications, Patria, tel. +358 50 557 3822, [email protected] 

Veli-Pekka Heinonen, SVP, Navy Business Area, Patria, puh.+358 40 181 2352, [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.