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Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Sweden’s main political parties clashed over how much to spend on the military Thursday morning after the Swedish Defense Commission presented its budgetary proposals for the next few years. Cecilia Widegren, a Moderate party MP and chairwoman of the defense […]


Joint Statement by the Defence Ministers of Sweden and Brazil

Joint Statement by the Defence Ministers of Sweden and Brazil

The Defence Minister of Sweden, Karin Enström, Sweden, and the Defence Minister of Brazil, Celso Amorim, held an official meeting in Stockholm, upon the kind invitation of the Swedish side, on April 3rd, 2014. The Ministers recalled the 2009 Plan […]


Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Sweden’s Defense Minister Karin Enstrom says the military should get a total of 70 new JAS Gripen combat aircraft, ten more than Parliament had earlier decided. Enstrom’s comments came in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine and also of […]


Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Swedish JAS Gripen Lobbying Leads to Political Fallout in Switzerland

Switzerland’s Christian Democrat Party, CVP, no longer wants to spearhead the Yes-campaign ahead of a referendum which could determine whether or not Switzerland will purchase 22 JAS Gripen fighter jets from Saab. The decision follows hot on the heels of […]


Sweden’s Plan to Impact Swiss Gripen Deal

Sweden’s Plan to Impact Swiss Gripen Deal

Swedish Radio News has obtained documents outlining Sweden’s plans to impact a referendum in Switzerland which could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new Jas Gripen fighter jets. A number of defense authorities, several members of […]


Sweden Providing Jets to NATO Military Force

Sweden Providing Jets to NATO Military Force

Sweden will contribute eight Gripen fighter jets and one mine-hunting boat next year to NATO’s Response Force, the alliance’s most elite military unit, news agency TT reports. Sweden deepen its cooperation earlier this fall with the military alliance’s reserve force […]


Swedish Military Want Cyber-attack Capability

Swedish Military Want Cyber-attack Capability

The Swedish armed forces want to build their capability to attack other countries’ computer networks. In a recent report on the long term strategic planning, the armed forces stress the need to also go on the offensive as part of […]


Swedish Weapons Exports Fall

Swedish Weapons Exports Fall

Sweden exported 30 percent less weapons in 2012 compared with the record high amount of 2011, show new figures from the National Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls. The countries that buy the most Swedish weapons are India, Saudi Arabia, […]


Swedish Government Split Over Defence Spending

Swedish Government Split Over Defence Spending

As the annual conference on Swedish security wound up in the northern community of Sälen, a crack within the center-right government seems to have emerged. Society and Defence, or “Folk och Försvaret” is the annual conference bringing together the Swedish […]


 
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