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Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications
Defence Politics

Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday at allied headquarters, motivated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and kicking off a process expected to take only a few weeks.

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO
Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO

Following the Finnish government’s decision to apply for NATO Membership, the Swedish government has followed the same route.

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Turkiye is not favouring two Baltic countries’ membership in NATO.

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland
Defence Politics

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland

The UK has agreed to mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, agreeing to come to their aid should either nation be attacked.

The Turkish Team placed ninth in NATO Cyber ​​Security Exercise
Cyber Warfare

The Turkish Team placed ninth in NATO Cyber ​​Security Exercise

Turkish Cyber Security team is placed 9th at NATO's Locked Shield Exercise for cyber warfare simulation.

Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment

The first parliamentary debate on the candidacy revealed a majority in favour and a minority against.

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to prevent the country’s NATO membership may have triggered a new political process.

Finland Picks an Israeli Air Defence System
Weapon / Missile

Finland Picks an Israeli Air Defence System

Finland’s defence ministry said on Saturday that the country has decided to purchase anti-aircraft equipment from one of two Israeli companies.

NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle
Regional / Strategy

NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that NATO would have further coordination and information sharing with Finland and Sweden.

Finland Counters Russia by inking a deal for U.S. F-35 stealth jets
Air Bilateral Relations

Finland Counters Russia by inking a deal for U.S. F-35 stealth jets

The northern European country, which borders Russia, Finland has agreed to buy dozens of F-35 fighter jets from the United States, demonstrating its military's close relations with NATO at a time of high tension in Europe between the West and Russia. The historically neutral country during the Cold War agreed to buy 64 Lockheed Martin’s stealth jets for $9.4 billion on Friday.

Finland Chose F-35A
Air

Finland Chose F-35A

On Friday, the government of non-NATO Finland announced that it had chosen the F-35 fighter jets to replace the current fleet of F/A-18 Hornets.

Finland to acquire Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
Weapon / Missile

Finland to acquire Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

The U.S. approved a possible FMS to Finland of Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems for an estimated cost of $91.2 million.