Articles written by: Swedish Radio

New Weapons On the Way to Saudi Arabia

anti-tank missile Bill 2

Swedish defence company Saab Dynamics is close to finalizing a new arms sales deal with Saudi Arabia, financial newspaper Dagens Industri reports. Intense negotiations over the delivery of the anti-tank missile Bill 2 have been going on for nearly one […]


Sweden Faces Soldier Shortage

Sweden Faces Soldier Shortage

With a diminishing number of Swedes with a completed army service and a drop in volunteer recruits, the military is a facing a severe shortage of soldiers, a report commissioned by Sweden’s Defence Committee shows. “We have a reserve of […]


250 Swedish Military Vehicles Sold to Iraq

BMP-1

Two-hundred-fifty Swedish [armored fighting vehicles] of the type BMP-1 are secretly being shipped to Iraq, Swedish Radio News reveals. It is illegal in Sweden to export weapons to Iraq, but the tanks are being sold via a company in 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 […]


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 […]


 
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