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Finland requests ‘improved package’ from HX fighter competitors

1st November 2019 - 13:48 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command has issued a revised RfQ to HX Fighter Programme (HX-FP) competitors, specifically asking each for an ‘improved package’ from those offers already tabled.

Finland is committed to a budget ceiling of €10 billion ($11.2 billion) for the replacement of its F/A-18C/D Hornet jet fleet with this latest solicitation a follow on to a first round of negotiations with industry candidates.

A packed field for the acquisition includes Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon – led by BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Saab’s Gripen.

‘The desired [Hornet replacement] capability will be

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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