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Rauma Marine and Saab named main partners for new Finnish Navy...

The Ministry of Defence has named Rauma Marine and Saab as the main contract partners to build the Finnish Navy's new Pohjanmaa-class vessels. The Fleet 2020 project will...

Military begins training with sarin and mustard gas

The Finnish military has started a training exercise using chemical weapons this week. On Monday, Pori Brigade began the exercise with sarin and mustard gas,...

Twenty-two soldiers injured in Lapland reindeer accident

Twenty-two Finnish soldiers have been injured when the armoured vehicle they were riding in swerved to avoid a herd of reindeer on the road,...

Russian military announces Finland surveillance flight mission

The Russian military is set to send a 16-strong team on a surveillance flight over Finland, taking high-resolution images. Under the terms of the 2003...

Russia military expansion close to Finnish coast

The Russian military says it's building a helicopter base just 35km off the Finnish coast. The new facility is close to Kotka, on an island...

12,000 conscripts report for military service

Twelve thousand young Finnish men and women reported for military service today, at bases around the country. The majority of them - around 10,000 -...

Government considering civilian service for women

The Government is considering introducing civilian service for women - but a decision might not even be made to put launch the new initiative...

Defence Forces Day marked with Lapland parade, and thinly-veiled message to...

Finnish military personnel commemorated Defence Forces day on Tuesday with a parade in Rovaniemi, where troops heard a thinly-veiled message to Russia about Finland's...

Air Force scrambles to intercept Russian planes over Baltic

The Finnish Air Force has scrambled to intercept two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea. The incident happened at 11:00 on Monday morning when...

Finland to buy new missiles from America

The government has announced its intention to spend €83 million on buying a new missile system from America. The Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile combat system...