Finland “to buy Israeli systems to bolster air defence/C-UAS capabilities”

Finland’s YLE News reports the country is boosting its air defence system capability with a purchase of either Israel Aerospace Industries or Rafael Advanced Systems equipment.

“Finland is moving to boost its ground-based air defence capabilities and is currently choosing between two Israeli-made surface-to-air missile systems,” said the news service. “The government has not disclosed the deal’s price tag.”

Finland’s Defence Minister, Antti Kaikkonen said Finland was improving its anti-aircraft capabilities and that Finland was preparing for “a number of scenarios” as the situation in Ukraine develops. But he emphasised that Finland was not facing any immediate threats.

“He also revealed that Finland was engaged in defence cooperation discussions with the United Kingdom. On Friday Britain promised to help Sweden if attacked by Russia,” said the report.

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