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Finnish armed forces intend to purchase several hundred Stinger MANPADS

Finnish armed forces intend to purchase several hundred Stinger MANPADS

The Finnish Armed Forces intend to acquire several hundred FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS, said Defense Minister Karl Haglund during a meeting with the head of the US defense department Chuck Hagel.

The Finnish Minister of Defense announced that he plans to approve this decision at the beginning of this week.

According to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the Stinger MANPADS purchased will replace the Russian-made systems. They are designed to destroy helicopters, airplanes and UAVs at low altitudes.

According to the Finnish defense minister, the price offered by the American side (90 million euros) is extremely beneficial. The number of purchased complexes has not been disclosed. It should be noted that the purchase is subject to approval by the government finance committee.

The Finnish Ministry of Defense announced its intention to acquire new MANPADS at the end of 2011. In 2011, delivery requests were sent to MANPADS manufacturers from the United States, France, Poland, Russia, the Republic of Korea and Sweden.

As part of this procedure, in October 2011 of the United States Department of Defense Defense and Defense Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible sale of Finland in the framework of the program “Foreign military sales” of 110 launchers of Stinger MANPADS, 600 of Stinger RMP SAM (Reprogrammable Micro-Processor) Block.1, 10 test Sour "Stinger" Block.1 and other equipment. The total cost of the purchase at that time was estimated at 330 million dollars.

In September, 2013 of the company “Raytheon” demonstrated the capabilities of the Stinger MANPADS at ranges in Finland. F / A-18C / D fighter jets, NH-90 helicopters and UAVs were used as target simulators.

It should be noted that Finland recently acquired equipment for upgrading F / A-18C / D Hornet fighters, as well as air-to-surface JASSM long-range cruise missiles for equipping them. .

In January this year, the Ministry of Defense of Finland announced its intention to acquire 100 major combat tanks "Leopard-2A6" from the Netherlands Armed Forces.
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    TEODOR 28 January 2014 08: 00
    Against the Iskander is not serious)
    1. Civil
      Civil 28 January 2014 08: 06
      Pzrk probably with a view to put in Russia in the event of a civil war, there are no other reasons.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 28 January 2014 08: 34
        What kind of war?
        Finland is militarizing against the background of Swedish-Baltic-Polish tantrums.
        That's all, and the tanks were updated, and the MANPADS were bought, soon, it means they’ll buy something else, maybe a submarine, maybe a helicopter, maybe drones, but they will continue a hundred pounds.
    2. AlNick
      AlNick 28 January 2014 10: 59

      Good Finnish guys are planning to purchase long-range sniper slingshots in addition to MANPADS FIM-92 “Stinger” drinks good
  2. Metlik
    Metlik 28 January 2014 08: 00
    It was good without the WTO. Onishchenko would find bacteria in Finnish products, and the Finns would immediately decide to buy tanks and air defense from us.
  3. Alikovo
    Alikovo 28 January 2014 08: 02
    they really see us as a threat.
    1. askort154
      askort154 28 January 2014 09: 29
      Alikovo .... that they really see us as a threat.

      It seems that the real militarization of countries for the upcoming battle for the Arctic begins.
      And here - like here, Americans.
  4. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 28 January 2014 08: 25
    Something Finns are seriously and persistently militarizing: first "Leopards", now "Stingers", missiles. What is it for? Is the restoration of the Mannerheim Line next?
  5. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 28 January 2014 09: 15
    Sut bitches children ...
  6. Stinger
    Stinger 28 January 2014 09: 54
    The term "probable enemy partner" is gradually being defined
  7. Leshka
    Leshka 28 January 2014 15: 06
    are they really so afraid of us request
  8. alone
    alone 28 January 2014 20: 15
    I don’t know about the stingers, but ours have purchased a large number of Igla-S and are very pleased with the acquisition.
  9. Shatt
    Shatt 28 January 2014 23: 37
    Needle will be better. Our see did not want to sell their
  10. samoletil18
    samoletil18 29 January 2014 00: 06
    And for some reason the Finns got loose. "Leopards", "Stingers", our children are taken away. Onishchenko must be returned back. Worked well. A comrade proven in business.