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Gli USA approvano la richiesta finlandese di 380 milioni di dollari per i missili Stinger sulla scia delle vendite di Sidewinder e JSOW (Tim Martin, Breaking Defense)

The US State Department has cleared Finland to acquire Raytheon FIM-92K Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) weaponry and related equipment in a potential $380 million deal.

Announced on Thursday, the package includes 350 standard Stinger missiles, alongside five separate Production Verification Flight Test (PVFT) versions of the weapon; support equipment; production, engineering, technical services and logistics support.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a trusted partner which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe,” the State Department said in a statement. “It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Finland in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability.”.

US approves $380M Finnish request for Stinger missiles on heels of Sidewinder and JSOW sales – Breaking Defense