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A bit of news in HX-program

Finnish defense forces weekly “Ruotuväki” published an interview with strategic programs chief Mr Lauri Puranen. The gist of the thing is that in next spring a tender for 64 fighters. So F/A-18 C/Ds will be replaced on 1:1 basis. This … Continue reading

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Browning BDM, Nice Piece of Hand Artillery for the Ladies

Tommi, from Seinäjoki’s EF-Security, gave me a Browning BDM to reviev. There is nothing very new about this piece of hardware, but I decided to make a post about it.  As it is a nice shooter and an exellent gun … Continue reading

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HX-fighters and their AESA radars

Even though today president Trump said that Finland had already made the decision to buy F/A18 E or if models we are still very much in the process of choosing the right fit Fighter for Finland. this piece of news … Continue reading

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Reblog: Future is Bright for F/A-18 E/F/G Rhino

Via War is Boring from National Interest. With the U.S. Navy struggling to make up a shortfall in its strike fighter inventory, the future looks bright for Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The Navy plans to order at … Continue reading

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And Fly she did. SAAB’s Jas Gripen E has performet her maidenflight.

So one can now state that all HX competing planes are airworthy. There has been some concerns about Gripens ability to meet the HX deadlines. But it seems SAAB is keeping her on track. SAAB press release about the flight.

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Quick recap of the Seinäjoki Airshow 2017

Seinäjoki Air Show in June 2017 was an excellent opportunity to see even more HX program planes at the same time and place. Eurofighter Typhoon the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and SAAB Gripen were all there. First of all I … Continue reading

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The HX-program the “combat proven” consept

Being “Combat proven” used to mean a whole lot, but like all good consepts, it has suffered from inflation. In 1950’ies era planes, MiG-15s and Sabres it meant quite a lot as it did with MiG-21s and Phantoms. They did, … Continue reading

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