The Finnish company presented its new sea mine "Flounder"

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The Finnish company presented its new sea mine "Flounder"

The Finnish company FORCIT presented its new sea mine called FLOUNDER (“Flounder”). The explosive device is already available for purchase by potential buyers, writes the Naval News portal.

The material, with reference to the developer’s press release, states that “Kambala” is equipped with a target detection system of the latest generation with multi-sensor technology, including several sensors: acoustic, magnetic, pressure, inertial with UEP options and photon. At the same time, another BLOCKER mine, previously created by FORCIT, has a similar system.



According to the manufacturer, both mines have the same support system, which allows the operator to manage mixed underwater minefields.

The article also states that both FLOUNDER and BLOCKER can be installed from various types of surface ships thanks to the SUMICO modular mine laying system.



The weight of the newest Finnish mine is 145 kg. According to the characteristics specified in the press release, it can operate in a temperature range from -32 to + 65 degrees Celsius.

According to Naval News, FORCIT has specialized in the production of explosive devices since 1893 and has been supplying defense products to the Finnish Armed Forces for more than 100 years.
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  1. 0
    23 May 2024 14: 36
    Expensive, not in the spirit of the times. The Mk 64 Quickstrike-J and GBU-62 Quickstrike-ER are promising.
  2. 0
    23 May 2024 14: 50
    According to the characteristics specified in the press release, it can operate in a temperature range from -32 to + 65 degrees Celsius.

    It is difficult to keep water in a liquid state at -32°C and heat the sea to +65°C...
    * * *
    Or you can make a torpedo with a range of up to 10-20 km, launched by a rocket or capable of being on duty at the bottom for several days waiting for a target... The main thing here is that it does not cost more than a ship...
    1. +2
      23 May 2024 16: 23
      Quote: ROSS 42
      It is difficult to keep water in a liquid state at -32°C and heat the sea to +65°C...

      But the mine must be stored somewhere before it is planted. And not necessarily in the water! wassat
      1. +1
        23 May 2024 17: 01
        Quote: Good evil
        But a minute before the production somewhere must be stored. And not necessarily in the water!

        Two points for your inattention:
        According to the specifications specified in the press release, it can function in the temperature range from -32 to + 65 degrees Celsius.

        OPERATION - action by value...
        STORAGE - - stage of the technological cycle of product distribution from the release of finished products to consumption or disposal, the purpose of which is to ensure the stability of the original properties or change them with minimal losses.

        What other amendments are there?
        1. +1
          23 May 2024 17: 08
          Quote: ROSS 42
          Two points for your inattention:

          I think this is a translation error; it was most likely about the range of permissible temperatures for the life of the product.
          PS I haven’t received a bad grade for more than half a century, since college...
    2. 0
      23 May 2024 17: 00
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Or you can make a torpedo with a range of up to 10-20 km, launched by a rocket or capable of being on duty at the bottom for several days waiting for a target...

      Why at the bottom? Why didn't you like the anchor Captor?
      1. -1
        23 May 2024 17: 10
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Why at the bottom? Why didn't you like the anchor Captor?

        I have no idea what we’re talking about and I can only explain the word “captor” in parts: “cap” - captain (abbr.); “tor” is the god of thunder and rain, storms and fertility, second in importance after Odin, or the surface of rotation formed by the rotation of a circle in three-dimensional space around an axis, a coplanar circle.
        As for American mines, alas, I haven’t encountered them...
        hi
        1. +2
          24 May 2024 14: 00
          Quote: ROSS 42
          I have no idea what we're talking about

          We are talking about a CAPTOR torpedo mine of 533 mm caliber. An anchor mine in which, instead of a traditional explosive charge, a Mark 46 torpedo is used as a warhead, launched when the mine's acoustic system receives a signal classified as a signal from the target. Domestic analogues are PMT-1 and MTPC-1.
          Another nasty thing for the OVR are self-transporting mines. In fact, this is a bottom-mounted non-contact mine with a torpedo engine, capable of traveling, EMNIP, up to 50 km after a given program - and lying on the bottom awaiting a target. That is, the launching submarine does not need to approach the fairway - it can launch from an area that is not so strongly controlled by the OVR, and then the less noticeable mine will go on its own.
          1. 0
            24 May 2024 14: 14
            Alexey!
            Thanks for the information.
  3. +1
    23 May 2024 15: 09
    The Finns are great if their sensors respond correctly to the fields.
    1. -3
      23 May 2024 16: 39
      *The Finns are great if their sensors respond correctly to the fields*.
      Praise them more. It may turn out that these Finns will be waiting for Ros. ships.
      fiinny=nato.
      you are either stupid or a Ukrainian.
  4. 0
    23 May 2024 16: 24
    The only bad thing about this news is that such mines are purchased by our neighbors, such as the non-Baltic states.
    In July 2021, the State Defense Investment Center of the Estonian Ministry of Defense (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskus - RKIK) announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of sea mines with an unnamed supplier, which, however, quickly became clear as the Finnish company Forcit Defense. At the same time, it was reported that in fact the contract was concluded six months earlier (that is, at the beginning of 2021) and that deliveries under it should begin at the end of 2021. However, the contract parameters themselves were not disclosed. In September 2021, Forcit Defense and proximity fuze manufacturer Finnish company DA-Group officially confirmed the signing of a contract with Estonia for the supply of sea mines.
  5. -2
    23 May 2024 16: 33
    For every new “smart” development, there is always a “stupid” nuclear warhead.
    1. 0
      23 May 2024 19: 02
      For every new “smart” development, there is always a “stupid” nuclear warhead.

      How should she troll? What good is a warhead if the mines are already deployed? Here you need to mess up a cunning target emulator, and for this you need a sample mine.
      They say it’s already on sale, but not everyone can afford it.
  6. +1
    23 May 2024 19: 05
    The Blocker mine is made in a fiberglass case and has a total weight of 750 kg, a case height of 1300 mm, length and width of 900 mm. The charge weight is 600 kg, it includes a main charge of 560 kg of Forcit PBX plastic explosive and an initiating charge of FPX R1 plastic explosive. The explosive is insensitive to external influences. The total charge power is stated to be equivalent to more than 1000 kg of TNT. The mine is equipped with a combined programmable non-contact fuse from the Finnish company DA-Group, which includes magnetic, acoustic and hydrodynamic channels. Installation of the mine is possible at depths of up to 200 m. When deployed, the mine can maintain its firing position guaranteed for one year, and optionally for two years. ... To store and deploy Blocker mines, the SUMICO container, jointly produced by Forcit Defense and DA-Group, is used, identical in size to a standard 20-foot container. The SUMICO container holds 12 modern mines of various types and can be installed to place them on any suitable ships and craft.

    These mines were purchased by Estonia.
    As for FLOUNDER (“Flounder”), 145 kg is not enough for a bottom mine. Or anti-sabotage, or mine protector.