Security of supply means that the population’s income, the country’s economy and the economic functions vital to national defence are safeguarded in emergency situations and disturbances.

By taking into account the requirements of the acquisition and its service life, sufficient security of supply is safeguarded.

Preparedness in the Defence Forces is safeguarded by agreements and arrangements related to security of supply both nationally and internationally. On the basis of these, the availability of maintenance and repair competences, spare parts, materiel and other type of support that directly affect the usability of critical systems can be secured both from abroad and in Finland in emergency situations.

In all defence materiel projects the interoperability of systems in international contexts is the most important requirement for national defence and European crisis management capability.

It is less possible than before to secure the country’s security of supply merely through national measures. It should be noted, however, that there is less need for national security of supply arrangements because globalisation provides more opportunities to benefit from the resources of the European Union and its member states.

For more information, please contact the Materiel Unit of the Ministry of Defence.

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