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Defence Forces to procure artillery munitions

Published : 19 Aug 2022, 03:35

  DF Report

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The Defence Forces Logistics Command will procure 155 mm projectile shells and hollow charges from Nammo Lapua Oy, said the Ministry of Defence in a press release on Thursday.

The procurement will complement the 155 mm artillery ammunitions.

“The 155 mm weapons systems build the artillery's key capability and serve as the basis for the Army's operative use of fire. This procurement will complement the extensive use of fire in the entire country,” said Colonel Pertti Holma, Inspector of Artillery.

The overall value of the procurement is about EUR 5 million and it will be financed from the second supplementary budget, which included additional funding for rapidly launched defence materiel procurements.

The domestic employment effect of the contract will be about 19.2 person-years.