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Kongsberg Maritime wins Finnish Navy mine contract

Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM) and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) signed a contract for the new Finnish Navy (FN) Mine Hunting Vessel program, on 9th May 2007.

Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM) and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) signed a contract for the new Finnish Navy (FN) Mine Hunting Vessel program, on 9th May 2007. The contract has a value of 114,8 mil. NOK and includes HUGIN 1000 MR, EM 710 and HiPAP 500, three of each.

KDA acts as an integrator of all hydroacoustic products into the tactical system (C2) delivered by Atlas Electronics, Germany. Intermarine, Italy is the shipbuilder and the prime contractor. The first ship is planned to be handed over to the FN in 2010.

All the products delivered by KM are Commercial Off The Self (COTS) and represent a new procurement policy observed in today's Defence contracts. An In Service Support (ISS) contract between FN and KM supporting all KM products through their life cycle is also in place to handle the customer need for continuous operation. This is done in the same way KM support its commercial market customers.

This is the first delivery from KM Subsea Division in Horten, where all product lines are represented in the same project, and fully integrated into a common system. The FN is the first navy in the world to fully integrate a complex mine hunting system like this. The contract is also the first AUV contract in the naval market outside Norway, and as such is of major importance to the Kongsberg Group.