The aim of the HX fighter programme was to replace the performance of the Hornet fleet, which will be decommissioned by the Finnish Air Force in 2025-2030, with a solution based on a multi-purpose fighter. The largest single public procurement in Finland’s history (acquisition price of EUR 7-10 billion) was launched in 2016 and the procurement decision was made in 2021. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, offered Finland F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Growler multifunction fighters.
“Serving in both a Public Affairs and Public Relations capacity, Blic was an invaluable resource in supporting The Boeing Company’s efforts and opportunities in Finland. The Blic team, which maintains expertise in a wide variety of sectors, enables them to be excellent facilitators and connects their clients with all of the necessary resources which might otherwise not be accessible. Their team brought a unique combination of skills and perspective to our efforts and, where appropriate, actively advised on how to tackle the most complex and integrated challenges. The Blic team was a pleasure to work with, always delivered to an exceptionally high standard, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a gold standard consultancy firm.”
Vice President – International Business Development
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security