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US approves F-35 and F/A-18 for Finland’s HX tender

9th October 2020 - 15:38 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London

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The F-35 and F/A-18 have both been cleared for sale to Finland dependent on the outcome of a fighter aircraft tender.

The US State Department has approved two FMS packages for the F-35 and F/A-18 should one or other be selected as the winning aircraft for Finland’s €10 billion ($11.82 billion) HX fighter acquisition.

A package for 50 F/A-18E Super Hornet, eight F/A-18F Super Hornet, 14 ...

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