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Finnish Air Force accepts TRS GM 403 long endurance radar

15th January 2013 - 18:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Tikkakoski AFB


The Finnish Air Force (FAF) has accepted the first Ground Master (GM) 403 long range air defence radar system from ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) in a ceremony at Tikkakoski AFB in Finland on 15 January.

Although the system was delivered July 2012, the radar system has just been qualified under the air force’s site acceptance test (SAT), and is therefore ready for operational use.

TRS beat Lockheed Martin to the €200 million contract award, which was awarded in May 2009.

The contract is for 12 GM 403 systems for the Finnish Air Force, plus an additional two systems for Estonia. To date

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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