The Swedish Air Force is facing expansion for the first time in nearly two decades. Björn Rüdén examines the emerging new plans.
Like most armed forces around the world, Sweden’s military has dramatically decreased in size since the end of the Cold War. The Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force) has shrunk from ten Flottiljer (wings) in 1990 to just three this year. However, Swedish Defence Commission proposals around its national security policy and military defence development from 2021 to 2025 could see air force growth for the first time in many years.