Thales in Finland has a longstanding and strong position
in the Finnish armed forces. We offer a wide range of
solutions for air, land, naval and joint forces in areas such
as command & control systems, surveillance, detection
and intelligence systems.
Thales has equipped the Finnish Army Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) units with the highly mobile Crotale air defence missile systems. In 2016, the Finnish army procured optronic solutions for an upgrade of the infantry fighting BMP-2 vehicles, which are equipped with commander/shooter night vision systems and Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) system. For this solution, Thales is partnering up with the Finnish company Conlog. Thales also provides maintenance support through a local company, i.e. Millog.
Thales is also a key partner of the army by providing simulating systems for the main battle tanks (MBT, Leopard 2).
In 1988, the Finnish Air Force procured Teresa 22XX long range air defence radars from Thales. These fixed radars are the back bone of aerospace surveillance thanks to their long range and high altitude. In 2009, the Air Force signed a contract for upgrading the radars and selected the GM400 Air Defence radars in a joint procurement with Estonia.