Finnish Border Guard

Finnish Border Guard completes trials with UMS Skeldar V-200 UAV

Finnish Border Guard completes trials with UMS Skeldar V-200 UAV

21-Oct-2021Source: UMS Skeldar

UMS Skeldar’s V-200 has successfully completed five-day long surveillance flight trial demonstrations aboard the OPV Turva as part of the Valvonta2 project led by the Finnish Border Guard and funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The project aims to achieve an understanding of how authorities could use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for diverse and demanding operations at sea both now and in future scenarios. As part of the trials, UMS Skeldar’s V-200 completed multiple operational... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Supports Finnish, Estonian and Swedish Coast Guard

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Supports Finnish, Estonian and Swedish Coast Guard

21-Jun-2021Source: Schiebel

The Finnish Border Guard is once again operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for implementing coast guard functions in the Baltic Sea. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Based at a coast guard station in Hanko, Finland, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is supporting the Finnish authorities in carrying... Read more

EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

9-Jul-2018Source: Patria

Patria’s Aviation Business Unit has been granted two Supplementary Type Certificates (STC’s) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These major changes are developed and certified to the Finnish Border Guard helicopter Agusta Bell 412EP to provide up to date communication and navigation functions in order to fulfil the latest European Airspace requirements. Further, these... Read more

Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

12-Jul-2016Source: L-3

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its WESCAM division has received an order from the Finnish Border Guard to provide MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on a number of Airbus H215 twin-engine helicopters. The newly equipped H215s will support a variety of missions across Finland, including maritime border patrol and search... Read more

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

6-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet on 28th February, and the second is expected to arrive today.  Serial 2926, and registered OH-HVQ, the aircraft departed the factory at Marignane in southern France yesterday and has over-nighted in Germany. The Finnish Boarder Guard already operates three AS332... Read more

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

3-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet, announced today at the Heli Expo Trade Show, where an H215 can be visited on the static display. The first H215 arrived in Finland on February 28 following a training session at the Airbus Helicopters headquarters in Marignane, France.... Read more

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

12-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following the announcement in December 2012 of this order by the then-Eurocopter, HeliHub.com can confirm that the Finnish Border Forces have accepted two new AS332L1e helicopters in a ceremony on 21st December at Marignane, France. Registered OH-HVP and HVQ, the helicopter are scheduled to remain in France for crew training, with in-country arrivals scheduled for... Read more

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

8-Oct-2013Source: Northern Helicopters

Northern Helicopters has been awarded with the training contract for the Finnish Border Patrol, the Finnish military.  The air squadron pilots will join the CPL integrated program which starts on the Guimbal Cabri, and includes advanced training on the EC120.  ... Read more

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

30-Aug-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of four AW119Ke single engine helicopters for the Finnish Border Guard has been delivered during an official ceremony held today in Helsinki in the presence of various dignitaries including the Finnish Minister of Interior Hon. Anne Holmlund, Chief of the Finnish Border Guard Lt.... Read more

Finnish Border Guard get green light to replace 412s

Finnish Border Guard get green light to replace 412s

30-Jul-2010Source: Barents Observer

Finland will replace the five Agusta-Bell 412s currently operated by its Border Guard with four new helicopters.  Given they have replaced B206s with AW119s, it would appear that AgustaWestland AW139s are quite likely contenders... Read more

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