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Two New IMH90 First Flights On Same Day

FURTHER PROGRESS on the Finnish Army NH90 programme came on July 13, when a successful first flight was made by the first Patria-assembled example, KH-202 at Halli, Jamsa, Finland, where the helicopter took off at 0930hrs for a 1hr 5min sortie. This is the second NH90 for Finland, the first (KH-201) having been built by Eurocopter at Marignane, France, where it first flew as F-ZWTF last September. The second NH90 for Finland, KH-203, was built by Agusta at its Vergiate production facility in Italy, though the remaining 18 (KH-204 to KH-220), all in Tactical Transport Helicopter configuration, will be assembled

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The Russian Front Awards of 1941-45

Now we come to Finland, which is a unique country for a number of reasons.

As is common knowledge, the USSR demanded to exchange territory and rent a naval base from Finland in 1939. These talks broke down when Finland flatly refused, resulting in Russia invading Finland on 30 November 1939 to take what it wanted by force. This period of time in Finland was called the Winter War of 1939-40. Europe was still in the ‘phoney war’ period. Both France and England wanted to send aid to Finland and a few independent volunteers did serve in Finnish uniform during

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Rissala AB, Finland — May 24

RISSALA AB, the home of the Finnish Air Force MiGs, held its annual open day in May and for the first time the event was extended to include an evening airshow. The static display featured all the types operated by KarLsto (Karelian Wing) HavLLv 31 (Fighter Squadron 31). The Valmet Vinka, BAe Hawk Mk 51 and MiG-21b/s gave flying displays, and during the afternoon — between the open day and the airshow — all those displaying practised their routines.

The F-15 made its debut in Finland — two F-15Cs, 84-0005 and 80-0004, both coded ‘SP’ from the USAFE’s 52nd FW

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FINLAND protection against «new aggression» RUSSIA JASSM cruise missiles

  The company Lockheed Martin has announced the start of work on the integration of cruise missiles JASSM stealth fighter on F/A-18C/D Hornet Finnish Air Force, reports defenseindustrydaily.com June 10. The price of 34.2 million U.S. dollars.   Flight tests will be held at the Patuxent Naval aviastantsii River (Maryland), then will last at RAF aircraft armament testing China Lake (Calif.).   Back in 2007, Finland has asked the United States to equip their fighters with these missiles. Despite the good history of international relations, the U.S. State Department at the time rejected the request. But in 2008, Our homeland

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School shooting in Finland

Disaster turned Tuesday for students in technical schools Kavhaeki western Finland. 22-year-old student of this institution Johan uterus Saar started shooting at people and killed 10 people. Later shot himself in the head for. Striker was taken to the clinic, where he died. About him a little clear: one lived and studied in the second year, took intensive web. Three weeks reversing he began teaching in the web videos, where shot from a pistol at targets. By this occasion its exactly the other day called the police. Last post he placed 45 minutes before the massacre. Tomorrow, September 24, in

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«Lockheed Martin» KR JASSM integration begins on fighter F-18C / D «Hornet» Finnish Air Force

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What are the chances of the Belarusian artist at Eurovision?

In These days are in the Finnish capital has many "bukmekerskiya ‘office, where anyone can bet on favorites" Eurovision ". Amounts received little — from 10 to 100 euros. According to local observers, "popular in the midst of the Finns, Swedes and Danes also, surprisingly, did not even use their own nominees Russian and uskhodneevrapeytsy Dima Warlock and Verka Serduchka." Behold the Scandinavians in their bright Slavic characters, so much name and nickname Warlock Serdyuchka to their native languages. Regardless of how these artists perform, they are, in the Air Force the browser completely fit into today’s super-kichavuyu variety of

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Will Sweden and Finland in NATO?

The question of joining NATO in Finland and Sweden for a couple of years is haunted politicians and military in many countries. Finnish cooperation with NATO is gradually becoming more and more closely. Finnish army not once took part in NATO exercises. Servicemen Finland were part of NATO troops located in Afghanistan. Virtually all Finnish political parties have supporters joining NATO. The main supporter of this idea is the President of Finland Saul Niinistö and past Managing Foreign Ministry Alexander Stubb. Information Service of the National Defence Finland constantly conducts sociological surveys to learn about the world population prospects of

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Finland: part of Russia or a member of NATO?

In the past year, the Finnish public debate led that Finland would be good to join the Russian Federation on the rights, such as those in Hong Kong is China. Entry would be profitable as the north-western region of — untapped market for the Finns. Well, somewhere in Finland started to take rubles. Finns also decided en masse to teach the Russian language — starting right from schools. But now, after the «Crimean crisis» changed attitude to the Russian Federation. Shall be heard no voices in Helsinki lively public and jurist Hannah Krogerusa, hatched the idea to combine 2-States.

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Will Sweden and Finland in NATO?

The question of joining NATO in Finland and Sweden for a couple of years is haunted politicians and military in many countries. Finnish cooperation with NATO is gradually becoming more and more closely. Finnish army not once took part in NATO exercises. Servicemen Finland were part of NATO troops located in Afghanistan. Virtually all Finnish political parties have supporters joining NATO. The main supporter of this idea is the President of Finland Saul Niinistö and past Managing Foreign Ministry Alexander Stubb. Information Service of the National Defence Finland constantly conducts sociological surveys to learn about the world population prospects of

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