Finnish Air Force

Saab makes final offer for Finland’s HX fighter programme

Swedish defence company Saab has presented its best and final offer for Finland’s HX fighter programme, the last of the five industrial participants to do so, outlining a package of 66 aircraft across two types

UK outlines final Eurofighter offering for Finland

On behalf of the Eurofighter consortium, the UK has outlined the best and final offer in its Typhoon proposal for Finland, which seeks to procure a new multi-role fighter to replace its ageing Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet fleet

Finnish Hornets to take part in Exercise Ramstein Alloy 21-1

A pair of Finnish Air Force-operated Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet multi-role fighters will take part in Exercise Ramstein Alloy 21-1, which is set to take place over the Baltic Sea and Eastern Europe from April 20-22

Finland celebrates 40 years of Hawk operations

To celebrate the 40th anniversary since it received its first BAE Systems Hawk Mk.51 advanced jet trainer, the Finnish Air Force unveiled a stunning special scheme for one of its aircraft on December 16

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In-Depth: Saab’s Finnish Gripen E bid

Key.Aero details Saab's bid to replace the Finnish Air Force's ageing F/A-18C/D Hornet fleet with the Gripen E/F multi-role fighter under the HX programme.

Finnish PC-12NG fleet surpasses 30,000 flight hours

The Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force) has announced that its Pilatus PC-12NG fleet has surpassed the 30,000-flight-hour milestone.

Boeing arrives in Finland for HX Challenge

Boeing has landed at Pirkkala air base, near Tampere, Finland, to begin flight trials under the nation’s HX Challenge – which seeks to find a replacement for the Ilmavoimat’s (Finnish Air Force’s) fleet of F/A-18C/D Hornets.

Saab ready to prove smart strategy on Finnish HX

Saab has commenced its HX Challenge by deploying Gripen E 39-10 to Pirkkala.

HX Challenge continues with Gripen E

Finland commenced its HX Challenge in January, the latest phase in its comprehensive search for a new fighter aircraft that will replace the Ilmavoimat’s (Finnish Air Force’s) fleet of F/A-18C/D Hornets.

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Eurofighter Typhoon HX Challenge Update

Amid a strategy that sets out new capabilities in a bid to garner potential new sales, Combat Aircraft Journal evaluates the latest developments for the Eurofighter Typhoon.