Home Tags Military

Tag: military

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...

Report: Finnish soldiers with Nazi units likely killed Jews and other...

A new investigation into the involvement of Finnish soldiers in an SS unit during the Second World War has concluded that Finns took part...

Foreign Ministry: GPS jamming signal “came from Russia”

The Finnish Foreign Ministry has said that a GPS jamming signal that affected flights in Lapland, came from Russia. However, the ministry stops short of...

Government proposes scrapping Jehovah’s Witness conscription exemption

The government has made a proposal to end an exemption from military conscription for Jehovah's Witnesses. At present, Finnish Jehovah's Witnesses don't have to do...

Defence minister to “think very carefully” about future conflict export orders

Finland's Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö (Blue) says he will have to "think very carefully" about any future export orders for military equipment destined for Middle...

Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen...

Finnish-made Patria vehicles fitted with Russian weapons have been deployed to parts of Yemen where the United Nations says scores of civilians have been...