The Finnish Ministry of Defense plans to deploy 64 American F-35 fighter jets at the airbase in the city of Rovaniemi. This has been reported interfax
Rovaniemi is located 8 km south of the Arctic Circle, about 150 km from the Russia-Finland border. According to the Finns themselves, the birthplace of Santa Claus is located here.
In December last year, Finnish authorities announced their intention to purchase F-35 fighter jets from the United States to replace the obsolete F/A-18. The first batch of aircraft is expected to be deployed in Rovaniemi in 2026.
It was previously known that there were two US warships, a German frigate and several French ships. reached in Helsinki. We’re talking about the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gravely, the Whidbey Island-class landing craft USS Gunston Hall, and the French Navy’s F70 Latouche-Treville submarine.
Moreover reportedGreece will buy F-35 warplanes from the USA for the defense of the Aegean Sea.