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The USS Kearsarge amphibious group visits Northern Europe

As Finland settles into joining NATO, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the USS Kearsarge amphibious group visit to the Northern European country, and other exercises that took place this summer

Finnish Air Force retires L-70 Vinka trainer fleet

After more than 40 years of service, the Finnish Air Force has retired its fleet of Valmet L-70 Vinka primary training aircraft

RAF Chinooks return from deployment to Estonia

Two RAF-operated Boeing Chinook HC5/HC6 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters from No 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, have returned home following a deployment to Ämari Air Base in Estonia

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SCOOP: Finland to build hundreds of F-35 forward fuselages

Finland will build hundreds of forward fuselages for Lockheed Martin’s global F-35 stealth fighter programme it has emerged, as the Finnish defence authorities inked deals on February 11 to confirm the acquisition of the fighter

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

Finland concludes AAR exercise with the USAF

For the second time this year, Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets from the Finnish Air Force have concluded an air-to-air refuelling exercise with the USAF

Finland prepares to host Arctic Fighter Meet 21

The Finnish Air Force’s Lapland Air Command is preparing to host the Arctic Fighter Meet 21 live air exercise at Rovaniemi Air Base from August 30 to September 3

Finnish Hornets participate in Ramstein Alloy 21-2

A pair of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet multi-role fighters from the Finnish Air Force are participating in the second Ramstein Alloy exercise of the year, with their involvement in the event taking place from June 29-30

Finland and Estonia set to merge air traffic control services

The countries hope to improve environmental impacts and safety measures by monitoring aircraft at two centralised facilities