The US administration announced on Thursday that it had agreed to sell Finland $380 million worth of Stinger man-portable anti-aircraft missiles as the traditionally non-aligned country prepares to join NATO.
The Finnish government wants to receive 350 shoulder-mounted Stinger missiles, along with their equipment. The Pentagon’s cooperation agency said the sale of sensitive equipment must be approved by the US government.
The deal, if completed, “will enhance Finland’s defense and deterrence capabilities,” the statement said. He added that the weapon “will bolster ground and air defense capabilities on Europe’s eastern flank”.
On Monday, Washington agreed to sell more than 80 Helsinki precision missiles for $323 million.
Source: Al Ittihad
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