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  • There was talk las week about the number of jets Finland would buy to replace Hornets. Some funny comments:
    Professor of economics came and stated in a newspaper:
    "How about we buy just 47? That way we could save billions for other matters."

    Minister of Defense responded:
    "Finland would need 100 new jets, rather than 64."

    "Professor Uusitalo makes an ass out of himself when he comments on matters that he does not understand. Just like I don't dare to comment on theorems of economics as I don't have the competence for it."

    Defense minister stated:
    Number of planes have been explained to the government and parliament. According to defense report; Hornets will be replaced in full. The comment specifically means the number of planes.
    https://www.uusisuomi.fi/kotimaa/267...sestaan-pellen

    So, 64 it is. Be it Gripen or F-35

    I like the "I don't need to explain, but you are an idiot." style of argumentation.

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    • The Finnish Defence Forces have placed an order for new anti-battery radar systems from Israel.

      The radar system, which is mounted on artillery units, detects incoming projectiles from hostile forces and locates the ground position of the weapons firing them.

      The Defence Forces declined to comment on the value of the deal and did not disclose the number of anti-battery radar systems involved. The price of such acquisitions is usually made public, but in this case it was deemed to be critical information about the Army’s performance capabilities and therefore too sensitive to reveal.

      The Israeli contractor ELTA Systems emerged winner of an international bidding round to supply the materiel. The first units are expected to be delivered in 2021. The deal also includes an option to later order new radar units on terms to be separately agreed.

      "Artillery needs to be mobile and if its anti-battery radar doesn’t conform to modern warfare [standards], then it is no use," the minister noted.
      https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/d...ystem/10593195

      https://www.defmin.fi/en/topical/pre...ses?588_m=9621

      Funny how the YLE article talks about air traffic control...

      Aside from not disclosing any numbers they also didn't state what models they are going to buy. Anyone here know what types ELTA manufacture?

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      • Originally posted by PEMM View Post

        https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/d...ystem/10593195

        https://www.defmin.fi/en/topical/pre...ses?588_m=9621

        Funny how the YLE article talks about air traffic control...

        Aside from not disclosing any numbers they also didn't state what models they are going to buy. Anyone here know what types ELTA manufacture?
        Maybe the ELM-2084?

        http://www.iai.co.il/2013/34481-4183...ducts-ELM.aspx

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