From Helsingin Sanomat: Based on a series of tests carried out in Germany in September, the Finnish Air Force has been established as the first NATO Partnership for Peace member to meet the standards set by the military alliance.

“In a defence report from 2004, an aim was set for the Finnish Air Force to reach preparedness for international missions by the year 2010. The affirmation received from NATO testifies that this goal has been reached”, said Air Force Commander, Major-General Jarmo Lindberg at a press conference held in Jyväskylä’s Tikkakoski on Monday. (photo: YLE/Lassi Tolvanen)