Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Israel’s IAF wins tender for Finnish anti-ship missile systems

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won a tender worth USD189 million (162 million euros) from the Finnish Navy.

According to the statement of Finland’s defence ministry, IAI has won a public tender to supply new Gabriel surface-to-surface missile system.

The acquisition of the Gabriel Missile System will cost 162 million euros ($189.62 million), with a 193 million euros option, and will include launchers, missiles, simulators, test equipment, spare parts and training.

The contract, announced by Finland’s defence ministry on 6 July, will take place during 2019-2025. The system will replace the navy’s current anti-ship missile system which is nearing the end of its life.

IAI reported that the new Gabriel Missile System is a designed to be superior compared to most contemporary missiles, particularly when employed in littoral waters. It used an advanced active radar seeker backed by a sophisticated weapon control to optimize operational effectiveness in a target congested battlespace.

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