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The Finnish Defence Forces and Millog Oy have signed an agreement on target acquisition sensors. The value of the contract is 26.8 million euros (incl. VAT).

The deliveries of the Millog LISA sensors and accessories will take place in 2014-2017. The sensors, based on uncooled thermal imaging technology will be manufactured by Millog in Finland.

“We are very pleased that Millog product was proven to fulfill the customer requirements in the best way in a very tough international competion. Millog is actively focusing on international markets and this contract is an excellent reference and further strengthens Millog’s role as a developer and manufacturer of high-quality optical devices”, states Veli-Matti Kohtamäki, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

“The Finnish Defence Forces are known as a demanding customer. First the Defence Forces assessed the bids received. In the acquisition procedure, products in competitive bidding were tested thoroughly in Finland. The competitive bidding procedure was concluded based on price, technical and field evaluation points. The winner of the bidding process, Millog Oy, offered the Defence Forces the macroeconomically most advantageous product”, says Chief of Division, Colonel Petri Lammi of the Army Materiel Command Headquarters’ Systems Division.

Millog LISA Hand-Held Target Acquisition System is a monocular thermal imager with capability for range measurement and target acquisition. LISA’s main features are an uncooled thermal imager, optical day channel, eyesafe laser rangefinder, digital magnetic compass, GPS, wireless connection, C4I connectivity and image capture with target information Being lightweight, accurate and user-friendly, LISA is designed for use for forward observation squads, infantry and special units.

Millog Oy is a provider of maintenance services and a strategic partner of the Finnish Defence Forces. Millog Optronics Center of Excellence has 70 years of experience in the field of optronics. Millog is the leading optical component manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of night vision devices in Nordic countries. Millog is a Finnish company owned by Patria and Insta Group. Millog employs around 700 people and has a turnover of approximately EUR 110 million.