Finland Builds Multiple Defense Partnerships With NATO, Sweden

F-35-and-Saab-Gripen

…“Our collaboration with Sweden must entail rational projects. This is not a question of industrial policy but of defense policy. While I advocate cooperation with Sweden, I do not see why we should buy Gripen fighters when we could acquire American F-35 stealth fighters for approximately the same price. Performance must take precedence in this investment.”…

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140510/DEFREG01/305100024/Finland-Builds-Multiple-Defense-Partnerships-NATO-Sweden?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|World%20News|p

Finland should opt for F-35 over Gripen if the price is right, minister says

Finland should reject overtures to procure the Saab Gripen E fighter aircraft, if the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) can be acquired at a comparable cost, the country’s defence minister said on 22 April…

http://www.janes.com/article/36919/finland-should-opt-for-f-35-over-gripen-if-the-price-is-right-minister-says