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The Finnish fighter trade went ahead

the Finnish fighter procurement went on Friday one step forward, when the armed forces logistics department told me he sent them yesterday to focus to offer the Hornets replaced the fighters.

Advanced provides the request applies to the following multifunction fighter, as well as related systems and weapons: the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (united states), Dassault Rafale (France), Eurofighter Typhoon (Uk), Lockheed Martin F-35 (united states of America) and Saab Gripen (Sweden).

the advanced request for quotation replies asked 31.1.2020 by.

It is a destroyer of the acquisition of the second step. The tendering phase was initiated in spring 2018. The ministry of defense told reporters that now sent the focus in the tender of each tenderer will be asked to gather in the initial offer and negotiations, information clear, updated and improved as a whole.

the Tender is provider-specific, i.e. each offer to the tender based on the already offered as a whole and its focus needs.

Refinements minor

the ministry of Defence according to all the providers are still treated equally. In the preliminary invitation to tender set out the requirements is to make only minor refinements, which are the same for each provider

Machine manufacturer shall include in the machine shop of the aircraft in addition to other technical systems, such as education systems, the necessary maintenance tools, test equipment and spare parts as well as weapons, sensors and other necessary type-specific support functions.

the Entity must also connect to the Finnish defence system, so the trade also includes the management and information systems changes, as well as "security critical infrastructure", such as the ministry of defence puts it.

Decision in 2021

Finland's current fleet consists of Hornet fighters, which were introduced in finland by the period 1995-2000. Their life cycle is estimated at 30 years and the last Hornets will be phased out by 2030. New fighters should be operational in 2025.

the Finnish government will make a decision the Hornets-stock of the successor in 2021. Project budget the maximum amount is 10 billion euros.

see also:

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