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Sweden open to sending Gripens to Ukraine after joining NATO

On October 6, Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson announced that a transfer of JAS 39C/D Gripen multi-role fighters to Ukraine could be on the cards, although “domestic security reasons” mean that any such transfer “would be conditional on Sweden first becoming a member of NATO,” and thus covered by NATO’s collective defence commitments

Sweden accelerates Gripen E deliveries

On 12 September, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a SEK5.8 billion ($520 million) contract with Saab covering a newly funded package of capability enhancements and adjusted delivery schedules for the Gripen during

More Saab SK 60s for Swedish historic flight

Three examples of jet trainer set to fly on after service retirement

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RIAT 23: Saab eyes GlobalEye success in South Korea, France and NATO AEW&C bids

Having facilitated the debut appearance of its GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from July 14-16, Saab shared its hope for export success for the swing-role platform in its ongoing bids with South Korea and NATO, while eyeing France as a prospective customer when it decides to part ways with its E-3F Sentry fleet

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Behind the scenes of Gripen air-to-air refuelling certification

AirForces Monthly was invited to witness an air-to-air refuelling certification process for the JAS 39C/D Gripen. Björn Rüdén joined the trials over the Baltic Sea

Sweden receives first Grob G120TP basic trainers

Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration revealed on April 4 that it has delivered the first of ten new Grob 120TP basic trainers to the Swedish Air Force – marking the first time in 11 years that the FMV has handed over a new aircraft to the air arm

Sweden joins list of nations looking to axe NH90 helicopter fleet

After Belgium, Australia and Norway announced plans to axe and replace their respective NHIndustries NH90 helicopter fleets, Gen Micael Bydén – the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces – revealed that Sweden would follow suit in a recently published defence modernisation and procurement guidance report

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Hercules pair destined for Swedish museum display

After years kept in storage, a pair of former Swedish Air Force Hercules fuselages have been returned to Sweden

Saab receives order for two GlobalEyes from Sweden

Saab signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on June 30 for the GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft

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Sweden to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy

After looking at various options for modernising their six Tp84 (C-130H) Hercules, the Swedish Air Force has instead opted to acquire second-hand C-130Js from Italy