The Finnish Defence Forces is set to procure expert services and related personnel resources from Insta Defsec, a privately held technology company.
The procurement contract is yet to conclude and follows the mandate Finland’s Defence Forces Logistics Command received from Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö on 1 February.
Services will be used by the forces to develop and ensure the delivery of support to intelligence, surveillance, and command and control systems.
In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said: “The procurement will improve the capacity of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command to manage materiel projects in a more flexible and effective manner than before.
“A further goal is to improve the defence forces’ capacity to build and maintain capabilities in all lifecycle phases of the intelligence, surveillance, and command and control systems.”
Valid between 2019-21, the €13.1m procurement contract comes with an option to extend it up to 2022-23.
Insta DefSec is a part of Insta Group, which has been a partner of the Finnish Defence Forces since 1972.
The company has developed several command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for joint forces.
It has also made significant contributions in developing simulator-based training systems for the Finnish Defence Forces.
Last month, a €9.8m contract was concluded with Insta Group by the defence forces’ Logistic Command to procure services for lifecycle support.