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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 raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden said on Thursday it would raise defence spending by 6.2 billion kronor (677 million euros, $720 million) and bring back troops to a “strategic” Baltic island amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. The country’s left-wing government said most of […]


Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, as a rift between the two countries deepened with Sweden cutting military ties after a row over a human rights speech. “Diplomatic relations are not broken. […]


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 […]


Exelis to Provide ESM Technology Services to Swedish Submarines

Swedish Gotland Class SSK Submarine

Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $17 million to provide electronic support measures (ESM) technology and services to Sweden through a subcontract with shipbuilder Saab, in Sweden. Under the contract, Exelis will provide Swedish submarines with […]


Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden’s military on Sunday confirmed a second sighting in October of what appeared to have been a submarine in waters near Stockholm city center, not long after a search had been launched for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast. […]


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 […]


 
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