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Bon s'est un peu HS mais je suis tombé sur ce film de guerre finlandais ,sous-titré en anglais , sa parle des chasseurs de chars Stug III livré par l'Allemagne et de la récupération de char russe .

Donc sympa à voir .



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Petit info : 


Land Platforms
Finland to select new SP artillery system

Christopher F Foss, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
26 May 2016

The future Finnish 155 mm/52 calibre SP artillery system will enable a number of older artillery systems to be replaced including this Russian 122 mm D-30 howitzer that has the local designation of the H 63. Source: IHS/Peter Felstead
Finland will select a new 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled howitzer (SPH) in the very near future, according to the Director of Artillery at the Finnish Army Command.

Colonel Pasi Pasivirta said both tracked and wheeled SPHs have recently been evaluated by Finland and one will soon be selected, although type and numbers have not been released.

"There is not time for product development," Col Pasivirta said at the IQPC Future Artillery Conference in London.

The country is looking for an off-the-shelf solution that can be fully supported in Finland, which has a well-established artillery logistical base.

If all goes to plan, first deliveries of the new SP artillery system will be made in 2018 to allow conscripts to start training in 2019. This should allow for an initial operating capability in 2020 and full operating capability in 2025.

The purchase of a new SP will enable the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) to phase out of service a number of its older Russian-designed artillery systems. These include the 122 mm 2S1 (PzH 74) and 152 mm 2S5 SPH, and the towed 122 mm D-30 and 130 mm M-46 artillery pieces. The 122 mm RM-70 122 mm (40-round) artillery rocket system will also be phased out of service. Most of these Soviet-designed systems were purchased used from the East German Army.

Finland also deploys a large number of Patria 155 mm towed artillery systems including 54 of the latest Patria 155 mm 155 GH 52 APU (Auxiliary Power Unit). These are currently the longest-range artillery system used by Finland and are planned to be kept in service.


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En langue anglaise, l'annonce de l'achat de K9 par la Finlande :


Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

Nicholas de Larrinaga, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
17 February 2017

Finland has confirmed it will buy 48 K9 howitzers from South Korea. Source: IHS Markit/Peter Felstea

Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's defence ministry (MoD) confirmed on 17 February.

According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost of EUR146 million (USD155 million). The MoD stated this includes training, spares, and maintenance. The contract also includes options for the procurement of additional K9s, the MoD added.

The move has been expected since the MoD announced in July 2016 it was beginning direct negotiations with South Korea to buy K9s. At the time, the MoD said the choice to pursue the K9 over other options on the market was due to price, and the compatibility of the system with a conscription-based military. The Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) have been conducting trials of the K9 since late 2016, some of which Jane's witnessed.

Deliveries of the howitzers to Finland are due to begin during 2017, in order to begin staff training this year. Finnish conscripts are due to begin being trained on the K9 in 2019, while deliveries of all 48 systems are due to be completed by 2024. This timeline accords with previously released Finnish plans to declare initial operating capability with a new howitzer in 2020 and full operating capability in 2025.

Purchasing the K9 will enable Finland to phase out the majority of its old Soviet-designed artillery systems. Currently the FDF operate a number of Soviet-era and -calibre artillery pieces, including the towed 130 mm M-46, self-propelled 152 mm 2S5 Giatsint-S, towed 122 mm D-30, and self-propelled 122 mm 2S1 Gvozdika. The K9s are expected to supplement the FDF's existing NATO-calibre artillery pieces, including its towed 155 mm 155 GH 52 APU systems.

Although not mentioned by the MoD, it is expected that the K9s will need to go through an overhaul, modification, and modernisation process before entering FDF service.

C'est un peu plus la fin des calibres russes en Finlande. 

Autre remarque : ils ont fait le choix d'un automoteur. Ils gardent donc la totalité des aptitudes de l'artillerie. L'automoteur fait le tir sous blindage qui est très différent des autres types de pièces. Qu'elles soient tractées ou portées.

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La Finland continue à se muscler même si ce n'est pas du matériel tout jeune :


Finland buys armour support equipment

Robin Häggblom, Helsinki - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
21 February 2017

Finland is buying 16 ex-Dutch engineering tanks based on the Leopard 1 main battle tank (MBT) chassis the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 20 February.
The deal is Finland's second procurement of surplus equipment in February aimed at significantly boosting both the tactical and operational mobility of its armoured units.
Valued at EUR8.2 million (USD8.6 million) the deal includes eight armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) and eight armoured engineering vehicles (AEVs). The contract includes minor modification work to the vehicles, with deliveries scheduled to take place in 2018 and 2019. While Finland has operated the Leopard 2 for a number of years, this marks the first time a Leopard 1-based vehicle would have been accepted into Finnish service.


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6 minutes ago, prof.566 said:

Prochains gros chantiers ; renouvellements de leurs corvettes et de leur aviation. Détails intéressants ici..;

Ça avait aussi parlé de l'achat de frégates, je crois.

Au fait, je doute qu'on puisse appeler les Rauma "corvette". C'est trop petit pour ça.

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la photo associant un CROTALE finlandais ( sur le fil AA  "Crotale, Mistral et autres"  ) et divers matériels de l'armée de terre finlandaise m'interpelle ... Tiens on dirait des BF-50 de l'armée de terre française d’antan ? 

En fait il s'agirait  de  155 K 83-97   "Provides indirect fire support for various units and is used to form heavy artillery battalions under direct supreme HQ command. 155 K 83-97 is an upgrade of the existing 155 K 83."  en  apparemment inspiration tardive  sans copie ! 

"The Tampella 155 K 83 is a Finnish towed 155 mm field gun (Finnish designation; technically it is a gun-howitzer), manufactured in the 1980s by Tampella." "The drawings were also used to develop the Israeli Soltam M-68, which, after improvements, became the Soltam M-71 (designated the G4 in South Africa).

Et évolution + récente:   The 155 GH 52 APU (which stands for 155 mm gun-howitzer, 52 calibers, auxiliary power unit), Finnish designation 155 K 98 (155 mm kenttäkanuuna 1998 or "155 mm field gun 1998"; FDF terminology doesn't recognise gun-howitzers), is a Finnish towed artillery piece developed in 1998. It is largely based on the 155 K 83 with some major enhancements. It can be moved on the field short distances with its own auxiliary diesel engine, which is used in all 56 units used by the Finnish defence forces, is a 78-kilowatt Deutz diesel engine. The Egyptian units are not equipped with the APU.

Découvertes perso du jour ... Commentaires de spécialistes ? 

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