October 28 2009
The Finnish air force has become the first non-NATO member to meet NATO standards after a series of tests in Germany, reports the Helsingin Sanomat.
Finland is a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace program.
The trials demonstrated the service's ability to cooperate at the detachment level in air-to-air operations, according to air force officials.
Next, Finland is expected to finalize an agreement with Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on exchanging...
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