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Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden announced Tuesday that it will increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an “unsettling” development in Russia. The right-wing government said that spending would rise gradually until 2024, when the […]


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 […]


NATO and Swedish Fighter Jets Train Together Over the Baltic Sea

NATO and Swedish Fighter Jets Train Together Over the Baltic Sea

Two U.S. fighter jets under NATO command were scrambled from the Siauliai air base in Lithuania Tuesday (1 April 2014) to exercise with two Swedish Gripen fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea, in a training event designed to improve coordination […]


Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan: study

Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan: study

PARIS: India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. The total volume […]


Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

Prague extends lease of Swedish Gripen fighters till 2027

The Czech government on Wednesday renewed its lease on 14 Swedish fighter jets until 2027, its defence minister said. The Czech army has been using the Gripen one- and two-seaters since 2005 under a 10-year contract worth around 20 billion […]


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 […]


Swiss to vote in May on fighter deal

Swiss to vote in May on fighter deal

Switzerland’s plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden will be put to the Swiss public in a referendum on May 18, the Alpine country’s government announced Wednesday. The decision came after opponents submitted more than 65,000 valid signatures to […]


Brazil picks Sweden’s Gripen fighter jet

Brazil picks Sweden’s Gripen fighter jet

Swedish aerospace maker Saab won a $5 billion contract to equip the Brazilian air force with 36 new fighter jets, Defense Minister Celso Amorim announced Wednesday. Saab’s Gripen, a state-of-the-art multi-role fighter jet, beat its two rivals — the Rafale, […]


 
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