Finland to buy Lockheed Martin cruise missiles

The AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile)

From Reuters:  Finland is set to buy Lockheed Martin cruise missiles for 178.5 million euros ($239 million), the country’s defence ministry said, part of the Nordic country’s efforts to boost its strike capability.

Thursday’s announcement follows the government’s military reforms unveiled last month. Defence Minister Stefan Wallin has said Finland aims for "fewer uniforms but … better muscles", meaning more effective weapons and training programmes. . . .

Finland has kept a low military profile for fear of provoking its neighbour Russia, but has increased cooperation with NATO in recent years.  (photo: Marco Jansen)

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