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Finns to begin building new corvettes this year

4th April 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


A rendering of Finland's future Pohjanmaa-class corvette. (Photo: Finnish Navy)

After problems in the design phase, Finland is set to start production of a new fleet of four new Pohjanmaa-class ships later this year.

On 31 March, Finland announced that the ships' basic design and equipment purchases, which kicked off in 2020, were almost complete.

In the Autumn of that year, manufacturing plans for constructing the vessels began. The ship's design phase saw setbacks due to planning and equipment purchase delays, pushing back the start of production.

The design schedule was also affected by fine-tuning the ship's hull. As a result, the Pohjanmaa-class will sport a widened and lengthened hull to give through-life capacity.

As a result of the delays, Finland is planning for the FOC of the vessels in 2029 instead

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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