Finnish Air Force to participate in Air Defender 23 in Germany
The Finnish Air Force will deploy four F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters to the multinational Air Defender 23 exercise in Germany on 12‒23 June 2023.
ACE 23 air exercise will involve around 150 aircraft
The Arctic Challenge Exercise from 29 May to 9 June is one of the Europe's largest live air exercises. The exercise will be led by Finland.
The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II is Finland’s next multi-role fighter
The Government of Finland has 10 December 2021 authorised the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command to sign a procurement contract with the Government of the United States on Finland’s next multi-role fighter. The fighter replacing the Hornet fleet’s capability is the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.