Finland to extend Thales defence maintenance contract

3 July 2018

Finland will extend until 2023 an agreement with French defence electronics group Thales for the maintenance of remote and centralized control of equipment fleets, the defence ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The agreement is part of a wider air defense maintenance framework, the ministry said, adding the total value for the contract stood at up to 20 million euros during 2018-2023.

The maintenance work will include KAVA, a stationary radar system for remote control and overhead elevation and KEVA2010, a radar system from Thales 2009, which constitutes the airborne control hull.