Finnish DefMin Interest in F-35s NOT Gripens

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Unread post04 May 2021, 07:06

It's pretty simple, really -- the Swedes really don't want the Finns buying the F-35, because they won't see the Finns coming...
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post04 May 2021, 07:09

steve2267 wrote:It's pretty simple, really -- the Swedes really don't want the Finns buying the F-35, because they won't see the Finns coming...



LOL :lmao:
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Unread post04 May 2021, 07:11

hornetfinn wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:The Finnish Military seem to very much want the F-35. As it's the only option to face down the Russians. Which, they share a long boarder with............So, honestly I don't think the best deal is first on their list???


Sure I agree with that. Finnish geography definitely favours 5th gen capabilities. But I think how this competition is constructed makes this competition even somewhat intresting. If it was just Super Hornet vs. F-35, it's not much of a contest really. But SH+Growler vs F-35 is different, although I strongly favour F-35 even then. Most interesting would be to know how the rest stack up.



I think Finland see's Russia as a very serious threat. Even more so than during the Cold War. So, if they can afford the best. (i.e. F-35) They will buy it....



Let's not forget that the F-35 has sold wildly in Europe. (i.e. Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and the UK)
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Unread post04 May 2021, 13:17

Corsair1963 wrote:
I think Finland see's Russia as a very serious threat. Even more so than during the Cold War.


Russia is not doing herself any favors down in the Crimea or Ukraine. I think the Finns are correct to take such behavior seriously.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post05 May 2021, 02:42

steve2267 wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:
I think Finland see's Russia as a very serious threat. Even more so than during the Cold War.


Russia is not doing herself any favors down in the Crimea or Ukraine. I think the Finns are correct to take such behavior seriously.


Let's not forget Georgia either....... :shock:
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