The Finnish Ministry of Defence (Puolustusministerio) has authorised the Defence Forces to procure 155 mm artillery round parts from Nammo Lapua Oy. Nammo, short for Nordic Ammunition Company, is a Norwegian/Finnish aerospace and defence group specialized in production of ammunition, rocket engines and space applications. The procurement will be used to expand the existing 155 mm artillery round stockpiles of the Finnish Defence Forces and to improve security of supply. The overall value of the procurement without value added tax is approximately 103 million euros. At the same time the procurement allows the industry to raise its production capacity of ammunition. The estimated domestic employment effect is 230 person-years.
Nammo is an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in Norway. With more than 2 700 employees, 28 production sites and a presence in 11 countries, Nammo is today one of the world’s leading providers of specialty ammunition and rocket motors for both military and civilian customers. Nammo was formed in 1998 through a merger of the ammunition businesses in the three Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Today Nammo is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Finnish Aerospace & Defense company Patria Oyj, each owning 50% of the shares in the company. Day-to-day operations are managed through four business units: Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Systems, and Aerospace Propulsion. \
Nammo provides some of the world’s most advanced – and hardest hitting – large caliber ammunition. While the company are perhaps best known for ramjet artillery shells, the company deliver a wide range of specialty products. Nammo’s 155mm ammunition series is not only class-leading, but in some respects simply the best there is. Our various range extension technologies have the potential to revolutionize artillery. Even the humble (Base Bleed enhanced) rounds have twice the range of conventional ones. Nammo’s rocket-assisted shells up the ante, while our Ramjet-powered shells can reach farther than any other 155mm product. All of Nammo’s 155mm ammunition can be fired from any L52 gun.
With a verified range of more than 40 km from a modern L52 gun system, the 155 mm Insensitive Munition High Explosive Extended Range, or 155 mm IM HE-ER offers low round-to-round dispersion, which combined with enhanced blast and fragmentation effects optimizes its impact on semi-hard targets at long firing ranges. The 155mm IM HE-ER has a verified range of more than 40 km when fired from a modern L52 JBMoU gun system. Low round to round dispersion, combined with an enhanced blast and fragmentation effect, optimizes the impact on semi-hard targets at long firing ranges. The round is designed to defeat light armor and soft targets, and for increased flexibility incorporates an interchangeable base bleed and hollow base. The 155 mm High Explosive (HE) round is a cost effective solution for maximum performance against light armored and soft targets as well as for training purposes.