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​Atlas Elektronik Finland upgrades Finnish minelayers

30th November 2017 - 08:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Atlas Elektronik Finland has completed the upgrade of three Finnish defence force Pansio-class inshore minelayers, the company announced on 29 November. 

Under a contract signed in May 2015, the company carried out mid-life upgrades on Pansio, Porkkala and Pyhäranta; the three vessels were redelivered to the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command in October 2016, May 2017 and November 2017, respectively. 

Work carried out on the vessels included replacing all ship systems and bringing new systems on board in order to retain their minelaying and maritime transport capacity, and add support ship functions. The ships are now capable of serving the Finnish Navy into the 2030s. 

Jaakko Savisaari, CEO of Atlas Elektronik Finland, said: ‘All ships were delivered on schedule and all the customer requirements were fulfilled. The success of this project has been achieved by the professionalism and expertise, the good cooperation, trust and transparency of the whole team.

'We, the shipyard, our sub-suppliers, the logistics command and the end-users, the navy, have all shared the same objective.’

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