The Finnish Border Guard is responsible for Finland s internal security, reporting to the Ministry of the Interior. The main functions of the Border Guard are guarding Finland s land borders and territorial waters, carrying out passport control at border crossing points, ports and airports, as well as law enforcement, maritime safety and performing search and rescue operations, especially at sea.
News about Rajavartiolaitos
21-Oct-21 - The Finnish Border Guard’s Turva offshore patrol vessel (OPV) completed day and night search and rescue flight trials with the UMS Skeldar V-200 drone as part of the ongoing Finnish Border Guard Valvonta2 program #drones
21-Jun-21 - European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) signed contract for third deployment of Schiebel Camcopter S-100 drone to Hanko, Finland in support of Finnish, Estonian And Swedish Coast Guards #drones
06-Jul-20 - The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) ordered Schiebel Camcopter S-100 drones for the Finnish Border Guard for coast guard services. Estonia and Sweden will follow #drones
17-Sep-19 - Finnish Border Guard completed 5-days trials in the Gulf of Finland of the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter drone aboard its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Turva. The S-100 is one of the contenders for a new Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) Valvonta2 (Surveillance2) program funded by European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) #drones
28-Sep-17 - Finland’s Patria to showcase its helicopter life-cycle support at Helitech 2017, ExCel London, October 3-5.
13-Sep-16 - Patria will upgrade 2 Finland’s Border Guard (Rajavartiolaitos) Agusta AB412 helicopters extending their lifespan by 10 to 15 years
02-Mar-16 - The first of two H215 ( AS332L1e ) was delivered to the Finnish Border Guard ( Rajavartiolaitos )
20-Dec-12 - The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of two additional AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters fully equipped for maritime search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions.
25-Aug-10 - Finnish Border Guard received first of four AW119Ke in a official ceremony held in Helsinki