Finland News

Finland to Remove Arms Embargo to Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Finland to Remove Arms Embargo to Turkiye

Finland has given an "initial green light" to recent Turkish requests to export military materiel despite a de-facto ban in place since October 2019.

Finland to Acquire FIM-92K Stinger
Weapon / Missile

Finland to Acquire FIM-92K Stinger

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Finland of FIM-92K Stinger Man-Portable missiles; for an estimated cost of $380 million.

Patria Completed the XA-180 MLU Project in Finland
Land Modernisation

Patria Completed the XA-180 MLU Project in Finland

Patria has delivered the last Sisu Pasi XA-180 armoured personnel vehicle to the Finnish Army and completed the Mid-Life-Upgrade (MLU) project.

Finland to acquire AIM 9X and JSOW
Weapon / Missile

Finland to acquire AIM 9X and JSOW

The State Department approved a possible FMS to the Finland of AIM 9X Block II tactical missiles, AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOW).

Finland Procures $535 Million Worth GMLRS
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Finland Procures $535 Million Worth GMLRS

The State Department has approved a possible FMS to Finland of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems at an estimated cost of $535 million.

Slovakia Signs Contract for Patria AMV XP
Land

Slovakia Signs Contract for Patria AMV XP

Slovakia makes an essential investment in its armed forces. The country that recently established a joint production line to produce CV90 armoured vehicles with Czechia signed a new contract to procure Finland’s vehicles.

Finnish Minelayer Pyhäranta Ran Aground During Exercise
Navy / Maritime

Finnish Minelayer Pyhäranta Ran Aground During Exercise

The Finish Navy’s Pansio-class minelayer Pyhäranta ran aground on August 24, 2022, at 18:30 during live-firing exercises.

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems
Defence Politics

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems

Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s minister of defence, stated that his nation would combine its coastal anti-ship missile system with Finland.

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is signed
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is signed

European Defence Agency (EDA) announced on its website that the Technical Arrangement (TA) defining the organisation, missions, and responsibilities of the Multinational Helicopter Training Centre (MHTC) at Sintra Airbase in Portugal was signed by 14 founding countries on June 28. The founding countries are; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greek Cyprus, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, and Sweden. The signing marks the beginning of the Centre’s technical and logistical development, which is expected to become a reference for multination military helicopter training.

Delays Impede the Construction of Finnish Warships
Navy / Maritime

Delays Impede the Construction of Finnish Warships

The construction of four new Finnish Navy Pohjanmaa-class corvettes will be delayed by up to one and a half years, the tabloid Iltalehti reported.

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy

Madrid, before the beginning of the NATO Summit, Turkiye, Finland, and Sweden, headed by President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, held talks, facilitated by Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye

Sweden and Finland said that the Nordic countries would continue to talk with Turkiye about Ankara’s objections to their NATO membership bids.

Officials from Sweden and Finland visit Ankara for NATO membership
Bilateral Relations

Officials from Sweden and Finland visit Ankara for NATO membership

Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership will be held between two Baltic states and Turkiye at the Presidential Complex.

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Defence Politics

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish authorities leaked their wish list to the public for the lifting of Finland and Sweden’s veto on NATO membership.