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Finland

Finland picks the F-35 as its next fighter, continuing the U.S. warplane’s inroads in Europe (Sebastian Sprenger, Defense News)

The Finnish government has picked the F-35 as the replacement for the country’s F-18 Hornet fleet, known as the HX program, according to a Ministry of Defense statement.

The decision settles one of the last remaining lucrative fighter competitions in Europe, with Lockheed Martin’s offering once again coming out on top. In June, the Swiss also picked the plane, marketed by Lockheed as a stealthy plane with novel sensor-fusion capabilities.

Finland picks the F-35 as its next fighter, continuing the U.S. warplane’s inroads in Europe (defensenews.com)

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Finland

Finland Chooses F-35 Over Super Hornet, 3 European Fighters (Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One)

Finland has chosen the F-35 stealth fighter to replace its F/A-18 Hornets, over four other European and American-made warplanes.

The decision, announced Friday, marks the second win this year for the Lockheed-Martin-made jet in a European fighter competition, following Switzerland choosing the F-35 in June.

Finland Chooses F-35 Over Super Hornet, 3 European Fighters – Defense One

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Finland Singapore

Singapore inks pact with Finland to mutually recognise IoT security labels (Eileen Yu, ZDNet)

Singapore and Finland have inked an agreement to mutually recognise each country’s cybersecurity labels for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, aimed at helping consumers assess the level of security in such products. Touting it as the first of such bilateral recognition, Singapore says the partnership aims to reduce the need for duplicated testing.

Singapore inks pact with Finland to mutually recognise IoT security labels | ZDNet

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Defense Finland Latvia

Armored Troop Carrier Project to Link Baltic Sea Regional Partners (Olevs Nikers, The Jamestown Foundation)

In late summer, Latvia and Finland officially agreed on a deal for Riga to purchase more than 200 armored personnel carriers (APC) developed by the Finnish company Patria as well as the transfer of technological “know-how,” so that some of the 6×6 wheeled platforms that are part of the order will be manufactured in Latvia. According to the contract, signed on August 30, the first machines will already be at the disposal of the Latvian Land Forces in October 2021 (LSM, August 30).

Armored Troop Carrier Project to Link Baltic Sea Regional Partners – Jamestown