Finland will replace its Hornet fighters by 2030. The fighter manufacturers have provided their Best And Final Offers, BAFOs. The evaluation process of the offers is now ongoing. The final decision of the procurement will be made by late 2021.
The participation projects must involve technologies that are critical to national safety or related to strategic industrial know-how. The total value of the participation is approximately EUR 2-3 billion.
The industrial participation in the HX fighter program will provide Finnish companies and research organizations with new, international business opportunities. In addition, the participation will strengthen the competence and abilities of the selected project partners and Finland in terms of technologies that are critical to national safety.
Among other things, the benefits to the participants may include:
The industrial participation will last for at least 10 years from the signed contract, which will be made during 2022. The actual delivery of the fighters will take place from 2025 to 2030.