The European Defence Fund is being launched – now is the time to be active


Tuija Karanko, Secretary General of the ‎Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (AFDA), is involved with the European Defence Fund’s project development programmes on a daily basis. The EU established the European Defence Fund in the summer of 2017, to coordinate the defence investments and development work of its Member States. Less than a year into the Fund’s activities, we asked Karanko to give her expert opinion on the pros and cons of the programmes from the Finnish perspective. »


Flying start for NH90


Patria landed a major contract for the heavy maintenance and repair of NH90 helicopters with the Norwegian Air Force last spring. In this case, the recipe for success was copied from life cycle support experiences in Finland and Sweden: the operation in Norway begun faster than anyone could have expected. »