28 Aug 2019
AFDA Summer Day 2019 at DA-Group
The Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries - AFDA - organized its annual summer event at DA-Group in Forssa on August 26, 2019.
In addition to the AFDA meetings, the program included DA-Group's presentation and a tour in the production facilities as well as two company visits to local defence enterprises: Foxa (develops and procures work, military and outdoor clothing fabrics) and C.P.E. Production (Combat Protective Equipment company is a ballistic/riot and training equipment manufacturer).
During the nice summer afternoon, also outdoor activities were offered, such as fire protection and prevention excercises. The evening was topped off with an outdoor dinner and music - what fun!
About AFDA - read more
AFDA covers almost all the defence related industries in Finland with ca. 120 member companies. AFDA has close relations with the Finnish Ministry of Defence and Defence Forces. AFDA is the focal point to defence industries in Finland.
In Finland, a viable and competitive domestic defence industry is seen as a fundamental element of credible national defence. Maintaining and developing domestic integration and maintenance capacities, systems capability know-how and crisis repair expertise is considered essential for national defence. A major part of army and air force maintenance has been outsourced to domestic companies, which act as close partners to the Defence Forces.
AFDA is a member in ASD, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe. AFDA represents the Finnish defence industry in NIAG (NATO Industrial Advisory Group), in EDA and in Nordic Cooperation. AFDA is a part of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.