Naval Weapons

Finnish Navy to acquire Gabriel anti-ship missile

06 July 2018

The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has authorised the Finnish Defence Force’s Logistic Command to proceed with an acquisition of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Gabriel anti-ship missile to equip the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2000 Hamina-class missile fast attack craft and future Squadron 2020 Class multirole corvettes.

The Gabriel surface-to-surface missile (SSM) – to be designated SSM2020 in Finnish Navy service – will replace the current MT085M (Saab RBS-15 SF) anti-ship missile when it reaches its end of life service in the early 2020s. Information on this Gabriel variant, however, was not disclosed.

IAI is understood to be developing a new Gabriel variant – the Gabriel V advanced naval attack missile – equipped with a new active radar seeker and designed to operate in congested naval environments and to defeat sophisticated hard and soft kill naval defence systems but further information has not been disclosed.

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