The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft with air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground precision guided munitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $12.5 billion.
The deal includes 200 JASSM-ER missiles, one of the most dangerous cruise missiles in the world.
The missile will not actually change the basic military balance, but it is a stealth missile and will extend the range of Finnish missiles.
The huge US offer to provide Finland with advanced weapons that consist of:
– 64 F-35A fighters
-50 F / A-18EF Super Hornet Fighters
– 14 EA-18G Advanced Strike Fighters
-500 Small II Bombs
-150 AIM-9X missiles
– And some stand-off weapons
The total cost of the deal is $ 12.5 billion.