Industrial Value to Influence Finnish Fighter Competition Outcome, Defense News

Saab, Dassault Aviation and BAE Systems have indicated they plan to include extensive defense-industrial collaboration proposals within the frameworks of their HX-FRP bids. The scope is for long-term strategic partnerships, defense-related capital investment projects and commitments to assemble fighter aircraft in Finland …

On the industrial front, Saab’s optimism in selling the Gripen NG to Finland is buoyed by Sweden ’s desire to reach a “meaningful” bilateral defense deepening agreement with its Nordic neighbor, said Marc Fierens, a Brussels-based political analyst. “The Finnish government’s official position is that commercial value and cost rather than political considerations will influence the contract decision and outcome. Saab believes it is best positioned to deliver on cost and long-term industrial cooperation. That said, Finland ’s political impulse favors maintaining a close U.S. security dimension to its national defense,” Fierens said. Läs artikel