MUNICH, Germany --- EADS has been awarded the contract by the Finnish Navy for the modernisation of two Hameenmaa-Class vessels.
The EUR 15 million contract includes the EADS Advanced Naval Combat Management System (ANCS) together with the TRS-3D Multi-Mode Radar and the Identification Friend or Foe System MSSR2000. Both of these products will fulfil the future operational requirements of the Finnish Navy.
With the modernisation, the Finnish Navy develops its capability to effectively protect the naval sea lines and its ability to participate in international crisis management missions. At the completion of the modernisation, the ships will also be assigned to the missions of surveillance, protection of sea traffic, command & control, and auxiliary/support of international missions.
The project will be completed in 2008. As the shipyard work will be executed in Finland, Aker Finnyards will be responsible for the shipyard work of the modernisation.
"With the award of this contract EADS achieved an important additional milestone for the naval business,. said Hervé Guillou, CEO of EADS Defence and Communications Systems. .We are proud that after the successful integration of ANCS in the Finnish Navy Squadron2000 Fast Attack Craft project, the same customer decided to use our EADS products for its next major programme. This project is as well proof of our global commitment to Finland where the company has already strongly invested.”
With revenues of about € 5.6 billion in 2005 and roughly 23,000 employees across nine nations, EADS Defence & Security Systems Division (DS) forms the defence and security pillar within EADS. As a Large Systems Integrator, it offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and global security. It is active in the areas of manned and unmanned integrated combat and mission air systems, including related training services, and in missile systems, battlefield management systems for all branches, global security solutions, secure networks, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, as well as related services.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2005, EADS generated revenues of EUR 34.2 billion and employed a workforce of about 113,000.