Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, has rejected the proposal by Eero Heinäluoma (SDP), the Speaker of the Parliament, to acquire JAS Gripen fighters from Sweden in a bid to promote Nordic co-operation. “The Finnish Air Force must get the best equipment we can afford,” Haglund states.
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Haglund advises against JAS fighter acquisition
“Our possible collaboration with Sweden must entail rational projects. This is not a question of industrial policy but of defence policy.