Israel to Provide Finland Gabriel Missile System

On July 6, the Finnish Ministry of Defense announced that it would buy the Gabriel missile system from Israel Aerospace Industries. In the press release, the MoD noted that “[t]he new SSM2020 Missiles will be installed on board the Hamina Class and Squadron 2020 Class vessels and on a vehicle platform,” and that “[t]he purchase will include the launchers, the missiles, simulators, test equipment, spare parts and training. The deliveries will take place between the years 2019 and 2025.” The Gabriel is an antiship missile (ASM) with a range of 35 to 400 km.