Finland fighter procurement request for quotations

In April, Finland’s HX fighter procurement programme asked issued requests for quotations for the cost of a package of 64 fighters, including sensors, weapons, spares, training and support equipment. Documents containing details of the requirements were sent to Boeing (F/A-18 Super Hornet), Lockheed Martin (F-35A Lightning II), Dassault (Rafale), Eurofighter (Typhoon) and Saab (JAS 39 Gripen). Final quotations will be requested in 2020, with a selection made in 2021. The new fighter will enter service by 2025. David C Isby