Finnish Air Force is going to be content with Josef Stalin’s 1946 decision on allowing Finland 60 combat aeroplanes. Most Glorious Leaders thinking was enshrined in Paris peace treaty of 1947 in allowing Finland meager and totally insufficient number of fighters to wage war on CCCP. As a reference Sweden with twice the population and one third of more space had about 500 first line combat aircraft. So “Right number” for Finland would have been about 200-240 combat aircraft.
Finland is going to continue in this folly from 2025 on wards by ordering just 64 fighters (Also in HERE )in HX-fighter replacement program. Fighter platforms have developed a lot from 1950’ies, but there still is safety in numbers, and even SuperDuper fighter cannot be in Lapland and in Archipelago sea at the same time, not even within an hour. So Finland SHOULD be looking into buying 80-100 Fighters, not to go along with Worlds worst dictators plans for next lopsided, against Finland, war.
The HX-proposal will move forward in spring.