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Finnish Air Force

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The Finnish Air Force (FAF or FiAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat, Swedish: Flygvapnet) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. Its peacetime tasks are airspace surveillance, identification flights, and production of readiness formations for wartime conditions. As a separate branch of the military, the Finnish Air Force was founded on 4 May 1928, having existed officially since 6 March 1918 as the Army Corps of Aviation


Current Status[edit]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 5,600 (38,000 personnel mobilized)
  • Reserve Personnel: 32,400
  • Active Bases: 6
  • Commander of the Finnish Air Force: Major General Lauri Puranen

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • 80 x McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18C/D Hornet (Multirole Fighter)
  • 6 x Bombardier Learjet 35 (AWACS Aircraft)
  • 2 x Fokker F-27 (Transport Aircraft)
  • 7 x CASA C-295M (Transport Aircraft)
  • 6 x Pilatus PC-12
  • 7 x Valmet L-90 Redigo
  • 67 x BAE Hawk 115 (Advanced Trainer)
  • 28 x Valmet L-70 Vinka (Trainer)
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