Tag Archives: HX-program

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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HX program in winter hibernation, or quiet before the storm?

HX program is in a bit of a hibernation it seems from the outside of the Air Force, but in the Air Force they are thoroughly reading through the 8000+ Pages of documentation about the different bidders in the HX-Program. … Continue reading

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HX-FRP, What do the documents say?

First the disclaimer: I’m just interested party, ultimate payer and a blogger, in HX-Fighter Replacement Program. I have never seen and much likely never will see the wheelbarrow loads of documentation that the HX-FRP produces. But I try to make … Continue reading

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