Tancrede From Finland, joined May 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4646 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, 11904 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4501 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.