SituationStrategic partnership yields added value
Strategic partnership with Patria provides a lot of added value to the Finnish Defence Forces. Patria also offers its operating model – which enhances cost-efficiency and security countries.
Determined efforts must be made to enhance European defence cooperation and capabilities
European security policy changed on 24 February 2022 when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine – this prompted European decision-makers to look at the security situation from a shared point of view. The situation also changed from the perspective of the defence equipment industry.
The defence industry is an important element of security of supply
To ensure effective defence, Western countries require a defence industry large enough to support their armed forces with materiel deliveries and maintenance. It is an important element of security of supply, says Timo Kivinen, Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces.