MOSCOW, February 20 – RIA Novosti. Finland is a potential entry point for Russian troops, said Anders Persson, deputy commander of the Swedish Air Force.
In this regard, Helsinki should purchase fourth-generation Gripen fighters from the Swedish company Saab, since in the event of a war with Moscow, “the more vulnerable Finnish Air Force” could retreat to bases in neighboring Sweden. It is easier to make such a maneuver with Gripen planes, Persson said. “We will be like one aircraft with two commanders,” Defense News quotes the military.
The publication recalled that Finland plans to purchase fighters worth $ 12 billion. Potential partners include American and European companies: Eurofighter from Airbus, Rafale from Dassault, F / A-18E / F Super Hornet from Boeing, F-35 from Lockheed Martin and Gripen from Saab.