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Finland enhances military fleet with new Sisu GTP 4×4 off-road vehicles

By Defence Industry Europe

Finland is set to bolster its military fleet with the addition of 13 Sisu GTP 4x4 off-road vehicles, following the authorization by Defence Minister Antti Häkkänen. The procurement, valued at around EUR 9.7 million, is a part of Finland's ongoing efforts to enhance its military capabilities and support local industries.

 

The Finnish Defence Forces have previously acquired a total of 31 Sisu GTP 4×4 vehicles in 2020 and 2022, known for their exceptional off-road performance.

These vehicles are essential for navigating Finland’s challenging terrains, ensuring increased mobility and versatility for the armed forces.

 

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Minister Häkkänen underscored the procurement’s significance, stating, “By procuring domestic vehicles, we develop the Army’s mobility and secure military security of supply. In addition, the procurement has a significant regional employment effect in Western Uusimaa.”

This reflects Finland’s dual approach of strengthening defence while stimulating economic growth.

 

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Furthermore, this acquisition is part of a broader collaborative framework with Sweden. Both countries have committed to a joint procurement arrangement for various military systems, including off-road vehicles, armoured vehicles, and artillery systems, as formalized in a document signed in May 2023.

This partnership is aimed at improving security of supply and reducing procurement costs, marking a strategic alliance in defence between Finland and Sweden.

 

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