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Thousands of new conscripts report for training today

It's that time of year, when thousands of young Finnish men report for the start of their compulsory national service. Around 12,000 new conscripts begin...

Growing concern for safety of Finnish troops and diplomats in Iraq

President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) have expressed their concerns for the safety of Finnish troops and diplomats in Iraq, after US President Donald Trump...

Danish minister: ‘we’d send military help if Russia attacked Finland’

Denmark's Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen says her country would provide military help to Finland and Sweden if either country was attacked by Russia -...

Finland seeks final bids for fighter jet purchase

Finland has sent out letters to five international companies inviting them to officially bid to provide the successor aircraft to the Hornet. The Finnish Defence...

Military plans mixed-sex dorms for male and female conscripts

The Finnish military says it's looking to experiment with mixed-sex barracks for male and female conscripts. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence says the...

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...