SNC’s RAPCON-X™ Jet Selected for Finnish Border Guard’s MVX Fleet

SPARKS, Nev. (June 27, 2024)SNC has been awarded a $170-million contract to deliver two RAPCON-X jets to the Finnish Border Guard as part of the “MVX” program. Currently in production, the RAPCON-X family of systems is SNC’s newest integrated aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (A-ISR) solution. For this program, SNC is using a RAPCON-X-configured Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft tailored to the Finnish Border Guard’s MVX specifications that provides a modernized and dramatically increased capability to the fixed-wing fleet.

“SNC is honored to be a trusted partner to the Finnish Border Guard at this critical time in Europe,” said Tim Owings, executive vice president of SNC’s Mission Solutions and Technologies business area. “The rapidly configurable nature of RAPCON-X increases interoperability across Finland's national security infrastructure – as well as NATO – and sets the Finnish Border Guard up for mission success now and in the future.”

The Finnish Border Guard’s current fleet monitors borders and territorial waters, supports rescue efforts in maritime emergencies, identifies environmental emergencies at sea and supports clean-up efforts. The new, more efficient multi-purpose aircraft will significantly improve Finland's border security and the monitoring of territorial integrity, particularly along the eastern border.

RAPCON-X offers high reliability, increased range, endurance, and an operational envelope that enhances survivability – adding significant improvements in operating time and area coverage. In its MVX configuration, RAPCON-X can conduct all legacy missions, while providing superior capability, interoperability, and upgradability for the next 30 years.

“RAPCON-X is uniquely suited for Finland’s immense maritime and border patrol challenges,” said Josh Walsh, vice president of programs. “We are humbled and honored to work alongside the Finnish Border Guard to bring this new capability to their forces. As a new NATO ally, Finland plays a vital role in European security. SNC is proud to enhance their efforts.”

The RAPCON-X aircraft solution is designed using model-based systems engineering (MBSE), creating the ability to rapidly engineer modifications, and utilizes an open architecture for mission systems that significantly reduces the time required to integrate new systems and add capabilities. This provides flexibility to facilitate seamless future upgrades over the life of the program. 

The Finnish Border Guard held the MVX program contract signing June 27, 2024, in Helsinki, Finland. SNC will continue work on the RAPCON-X aircraft from its integration center in Hagerstown, Maryland, with aircraft delivery expected in 2026 and 2027.

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