Finland to buy RIM-162 ESSM for its Squadron 2020 corvettes

The Trump administration has approved the sale of 68 RIM-162 Evolved SEASPARROW Missiles (ESSM) to Finland.

US Navy 100723-N-2953W-229 An Evolved Sea Sparrow missile is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Finland will be integrating the missiles on its Squadron 2020 class corvettes. If the Foreign Military Sales goes thru, up to 12 U.S. Government personnel will be based in Finland for up to five years to provide necessary support.

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