Supplier of military trucks, Sisu Defence Oy, has delivered the 1st batch of Sisu 8x8 and Sisu 4x4 off-road military trucks to be used in the Finnish Defence Forces' new NASAMS FIN air defence system.
Trucks in question were delivered to Norway's premier supplier for defence and aerospace-related systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, who is engaged in a turnkey delivery of NASAMS FIN air defence system ordered by Materiel Command of Finnish Army.
This vehicle delivery is an important milestone in the NASAMS FIN delivery project, says Engineer in charge, Erik Godstad, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
Delivered Sisu trucks suit very well for NASAMS air defence system. Certain additional features required by the system have been implemented to the trucks during manufacturing with great flexibility, and in agreed schedule, Mr. Godstad continues.
Heavy-duty four-axle Sisu 8x8 off-road trucks shall be used in the subsystems forming the NASAMS FIN air defence system. These trucks are equipped with Multilift hook-lifts integrated to truck frame, and with cargo platforms suitable to be operated with a hook-lift.
Delivery includes also Sisu 4x4 off-road trucks to serve, for example, in logistics and support functions of the air defence system.
Value of the truck deliveries all together is approximately EUR 17 Million. The deliveries shall continue through 2014.
Turn-key supplier of the NASAMS FIN, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, belongs to an international, knowledge-based KONGSBERG group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries. In 2009, KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 13.8 billion and 5 423 employees in more than 25 countries. Sisu Defence Oy has agreed about marketing related co-operation with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
We strongly believe that the ongoing co-operation with KONGSBERG advances our foray to offer also other Sisu military trucks to wider international market, says Jyri Ahonen, Managing Director of Sisu Defence Oy.
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