Finland aborts missile acquisition from United States
Finland has announced that it will not carry out the planned acquisition of tactical missiles from the United States for roughly one hundred million euros. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, the army tactical missile system (ATacMS) missiles are surface-to-surface missiles fired from launchers. The missiles have a range of up to 300 kilometres.
“The project has been put on hold due to budgetary reasons, due to high unit price. It's a very expensive and relatively old system. We must now evaluate our entire materiel development,” says Arto Koski, a commercial counsellor at the Materiel Command of the Finnish Defence Forces.