5 Dec, 2022 – Senop Oy has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command for deliveries of laser sights and image intensifiers. The order is significant and is a continuation of the procurement contracts made in 2020, 2021 and 2022. With this acquisition the Finnish Defence Forces further develops soldiers’ capability to fight effectively 24/7 in demanding environments. The order value is €13 M excluding VAT and delivery of the new systems is scheduled for the years 2023 and 2024.
The order consists of Soldier’s Laser Sights, Tactical Laser Sights, and NVG Monocular image intensifiers. The Senop LUKE Soldier’s Laser Sight is a light, simple, and robust laser sight designed to withstand high recoils and extremely challenging use in military conditions. The Senop LUKE Tactical Laser Sight is a multi-functional laser sight with a visible laser, an IR laser, and an IR illuminator. The Senop EVA 40 NVG is one of the lightest high-performance NVGs on the market. The Senop EVA 40 utilizes cutting-edge aspheric, high-precision glass optics combined with state-of-the-art composite materials to provide a high level of usability and performance.
Senop laser sights and image intensifiers are developed in close co-operation with the Finnish Defence Forces. Special attention has been paid to the performance, ergonomics, durability, and low weight of the devices in the process of their development. Energy management is a key requirement especially in Arctic conditions. All these devices can operate on both AA and CR123 batteries. The Senop EVA 40 NVG can also be equipped with an external power supply to increase its operating hours.
“I can proudly say that these devices are state-of-the-art. Close cooperation with the Defence Forces has made it possible to develop such high-performance and ergonomically functional devices”, notes Aki Korhonen, CEO of Senop. “The development of the night fighting capability is currently in focus both in Finland and abroad. Therefore, we look to the future with confidence and see a lot of opportunities for this product segment”, Korhonen asserts.
Senop builds new capabilities by tailoring solutions according to customers’ specific needs and requirements. Senop’s Defence & Security portfolio consists of high-performance image intensifiers, night sights, intelligent thermal sights, handheld target acquisition and observation systems, vehicle camera systems, hyperspectral cameras, and multipurpose container-based platform solutions.
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