The Finnish Air Force has awarded a task order to Patria for series installations of MLU2 systems upgrades for its Hornet fighters.

The €24m order covers the modification of 35 Hornet fighters, and related manufacturing of components and harnesses.

The installation will be carried out simultaneously with scheduled maintenance and structural updates of the aircraft.

Work will be performed by the company’s aviation and systems business units beginning 2012 and will be completed between 2013-2015.

The Finnish Air Force is planning to upgrade all 62 of its fighters by the end of 2016.