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Sweden needs at least 60 Gripen combat aircraft in the future, the Swedish Armed Forces Supreme Commander Sverker Göransson, told a parliamentary hearing today. “Sweden needs 60-80 fighter aircraft to meet the technical and operational threat scenario, “says Armed Forces Supreme Commander Sverker Goranson. The government has asked for a parliamentary mandate to buy 40-60 [...]
The Swedish Defence Material Administration’s (FMV) partnership with Thales has enabled the delivery of a full, national Link 16 infrastructure, and new network management system (NMS), supporting the exchange of tactical data between platforms. Thales has delivered the contract, which was signed in September 2009, on schedule. Link 16 is the secure, jam-resistant NATO-standard tactical [...]
The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forces’ helicopters. The contract is an expansion of the current technical services and support agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces. The three-year contract has an option for additional two years. The agreement [...]
The defense and security company Saab has signed a major support agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services regarding technical maintenance and support for Sweden’s Black Hawk helicopters. The support agreement is a framework agreement that establishes the manner in which Saab and Sikorsky Aerospace Services will support the Swedish Armed Forces. The parties have agreed to [...]
Defending a common Nordic air space may be the solution to keeping military costs down in Sweden. The Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, Sverker Göranson, suggested this measure when the annual Society and Defence conference got underway in Sälen Sunday. A common Nordic air space would mean that Finland and Norway would be [...]
Efforts to provide more type RG32 light armoured patrol vehicles to troops in Afghanistan are in full swing right now — a complicated but vital task. Additional night vision equipment and machine guns are also being despatched there. The Swedish Armed Forces continuously assess the situation in the mission area to ensure all necessary changes [...]
The Swedish Armed Forces faced a large number of challenges in 2008. One of the most important was to continue restructuring and to maintain increasing international ambitions despite financial cutbacks. The demands placed on the Swedish Armed Forces by the Swedish parliament and government have largely been met, but at a cost of lower goals [...]