Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) announced on Friday that Finland will purchase 64 new F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to replace an ageing fleet of Hornet planes. That confirmed an earlier report by news agency Reuters.
He said that the long tendering process had ensured that Finland received the best possible deal and selection.
"The price-quality ratio is good," he said at an afternoon press conference, flanked by Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) and military top brass.
The price-quality ratio is good