ARMS TRADE TREATY
Ratified and entried in force since 2 April 2014. → ATT Finland
Arms Exports available at: → Ministry of Defence
POSITION TOWARDS THE CONFLICT
Finland has issued new licenses for military exports to the United Arab Emirates, reversing a 2018 policy promise to stop sales to any country involved in the Yemen conflict. The move comes after intensive lobbying by the Emiratis towards a number of European countries.
Although UAE has officially pulled its troops out of Yemen it still actively backs various anti-Houthi forces in alliance with Saudi Arabia. Human rights experts say the unusually long validity of Finland’s new export licenses shows the Finnish government is acutely aware of how sensitive the issue is.
Transfer of major weapons from Finland to Saudi Arabia / 2010-2019
|Nemo 120mm||Mortar Turret||2011||36||2012-2015||36||€100 m deal; for 36 Piranha (LAV-2) mortar carriers from Canada|
Transfer of major weapons from Finland to United Arab Emirates / 2010-2019
|AMV-IFV||IFV||2008||5||2008-2010||4||From Polish production line|
|AMV||APC||2016||40||2016||40||PLN170m ($41 m) deal; Rosomak version from Polish production line; possibly some modified in UAE to IFV|
|Nemo 120mm||Mortar Turret||2009||6||2013-2015||6||For modification of 6 Ghannatha transport craft to fire support craft|