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Assertive Russia causes military rethink in Sweden

Assertive Russia causes military rethink in Sweden

With an assertive Russia next door, Sweden has started to beef up its military after a decade of downsizing, but a credible deterrent may take years to achieve, analysts warn. In one of Sweden’s most dramatic steps since the end […]


Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated […]


Swedish 2015 Budget Reinforces Air Surveillance

Swedish 2015 Budget Reinforces Air Surveillance

Sweden’s approach to security policy has changed. The Russian annexation of Crimea, the armed conflict in Ukraine, the increased amount of exercises as well as intelligence activities in the Baltic Sea region, the intrusive behavior by Russia, and now the […]


More sightings of ‘foreign sub’ as Sweden says it could use force

More sightings of ‘foreign sub’ as Sweden says it could use force

Sweden’s armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed. The new “observations” of the […]


Russian Fighter Jet 10m from Swedish Plane

Russian Fighter Jet 10m from Swedish Plane

Russian fighter jets have been acting more aggressively around Swedish reconnaissance aircrafts lately, according to Anders Grenstad, deputy director of operations in the Swedish Armed Forces. On Friday a photo was released by the authority for signals intelligence, FRA, of […]


Swedish Defence Raises Military Readiness

Swedish Defence Raises Military Readiness

The Swedish Armed Forces have raised the level of readiness at Headquarters and placed two Gripen fighter jets on the island of Gotland. A statement on their web page reads: “In view of the serious developments in Ukraine, the Armed […]


Saab to Develop New Torpedo for Swedish Navy

Saab to Develop New Torpedo for Swedish Navy

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding design plans for a New Lightweight Torpedo (NLT). The order refers to the period 2014-2015 and amounts to the value of MSEK 43. […]


World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. “Over the past five years there has been a steady decline […]


Thai Coup Not Affecting Swedish Gripen Deal

Thai Coup Not Affecting Swedish Gripen Deal

The military coup in Thailand has not had an impact on the planned delivery of Swedish Gripen fighter jets with supplies and support, with the Thais now in possession of 12 of the aircraft. “It needs continuous deliveries for maintenance […]


 
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