Tag Archives: HX-program

FAF preparing for wrong kind of war?

It seems to me that the Finnish Air Force is preparing for wrong kind of Air war. Mainly because the Finns still insist in using the “old Soviet” or Warsaw Pact style on command and control of fighter forces from … Continue reading

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HX-program Current Issues

The Finnish Ministry of defense and Air Force is going to send that Pretender over HX fighter repair a replacement program later in this spring. the candidates are as I’m sure everybody is aware of Eurofighter typhoon, Boeing F/A-18 E/F/G … Continue reading

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Finnish Air Force going to Make a Really Stupid Decision

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 … Continue reading

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SAAB AREXIS Turning Tables in Gripen E/F’s favour in HX program?

  Maybe the worlds most demanding Air combat arena will be the skies over Northern Europe from Poland to Norway. Great part of this future “Sukhoi Alley” will be in or around Finnish Aerospace. Let’s take a look what it … Continue reading

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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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The Good, the Gooder and the Bestest

Belgium is also looking to buy new fighter planes to replace her F-16 fleet. and Lo and behold: the competition is also the same! But what is different is that Belgium has decided to make at least some of their … Continue reading

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Dassault Rafale not interrested or ready to throw in the towel?

I have been most disappointed with the Dassault’s quietness in the HX-Program of Finland. Swedish SAAB and Eurofighter consortium have been very active in there campaign to secure procurement for about 60 to 100 of their planes for Finish Air Force. … Continue reading

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