Finland to Schedule of Corvette Mine Class Upgrade

An Interview With Mr. Jukka Juusti, Director General Ministry of Defence, Finland

Date: Issue 62 - June 2015

Defence Turkey:  Thank you very much for the interview.  In the IDEF in 2013 you shared with us information about budget cuts of defence procurements and said “that it has been roughly 10% but we expect that it will be compensated as of 2015.  This affected also the procurement programs because the parts of the cuts were in the areas of procurement and it was around 50%.”   What is the latest status of the procurement and modernization plans since that time? 

As I indicated, those were the plans and now we had the election a couple of weeks ago and we will get a new government, and we have been promised that we will get more money in the defence budget and especially in the investment programme.  We are pretty confident that we are able to proceed and the future will be better, so we hope that our losses will be compensated.