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Emeritus Professor Raimo P. Hämäläinen receives the Golden Medal of Merit of the Finnish Defence Forces

The award was granted for his valuable work for the defence forces and national defence.
From left: Colonel Juha-Pekka Keränen, Commander of Satakunta Air Command, General Sampo Eskelinen, who presented the medal, Raimo P. Hämäläinen and Brigadier General Engineering Kari Renko from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command. Photo: Kai Virtanen, Aalto University.

The reasons for the award included the successful research collaboration between the Finnish Air Force and Aalto University’s Systems Analysis Laboratory, led by Professor Raimo P. Hämäläinen for 25 years.

General Jarmo Lindberg, Chief of Defence, granted the award which was presented on 3 March at an event held at Satakunta Air Command in Pirkkala to mark the 99th anniversary of the Finnish Air Force. Hämäläinen was also awarded with the pennants of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command and Satakunta Air Command.

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