Tancrede From Finland, joined May 2006, 245 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
It seems that Finland is going soon to choose its next air defense solution between the last two contenders – the US/Norwegian NASAMS II system, based on the SL-AMRAAM and the French-Italian SAMP/T, based on the ASTER-30.
As I understood, the new system will be in charge of the air defense of Helsinki, replacing the BUK (SA-11) in this task.
Let’s hope that Finland will choose the proper system for its needs.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 4935 times:
The US system and French system have slightly different capabilities, which is also different from the current SA-11 system. It really comes down to what the Finns need for capability as well as what they can afford.