The Finnish Air Force operates at the world’s most northerly latitudes in an often extreme climate. During the Cold War, it was overshadowed by the Soviet Union, but remained fiercely independent. Since then, it has worked hard to deepen cooperation with its neighbors. It modernized its aircraft fleet and intends to acquire a new generation of combat aircraft through its HX fighter competition. Illustrated with over 170 photographs, this book examines the development of the Finnish Air Force from the Cold War, concentrating on its modern organization, training and operations. It also covers its increased cooperation with neighboring countries and NATO, and the use of reserve air strips, along with wartime mobilization and its reserve forces. Although concentrating on the Finnish Air Force, there will also be coverage of the Finnish Army’s helicopters and HX Competition.