Finland is gearing up to hold a simulated war game to test the candidates for its future fighter requirement. The exercise, dubbed the HX Challenge, will “verify what the candidates have said and promised in their answers,” HX Program Director Lauri Puranen wrote in a blog published on the Finnish Air Force’s website Sept. 9. The €7-10 billion ($8-11 billion) HX Fighter Program aims to replace Finland’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornets with 64 combat aircraft to enter ...

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