Karelia Air Wing is in Continuous Readiness
As an operational unit of the Air Force, Karelia Air Wing is in continuous readiness to exercise command and control of air operations. Its main operating base is at Rissala twenty kilometers north of Kuopio. The air wing also has operational locations across its area of responsibility that covers the entire eastern and southern parts Finland.
Seamless Cooperation by Hundreds of Professionals
Karelia Air Wing employs around 750 professionals, of whom 500 are salaried active duty personnel, with the remainder 250 consisting of conscripts undergoing their military service. The air wings's main assets are its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet multi role fighters and radar stations located across the country.