Over the course of the past month BAE Systems, Airbus, and Saab have flown to Pirkkala to compete for a contract to replace Finland's aging fleet of American-made Hornet Fighter Jets. Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter Jets cost between €68 million and €95 million apiece to buy, depending on the model. They are currently in use in the US, UK, and Israel.
The jets were originally meant to arrive a Pirkkala before today, but strong winds from Storm Ciara meant that the jets were grounded in England after initially taking off from Arizona.
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