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US bombers practised mine dropping over a Swedish island
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Bilateral Relations

US bombers practised mine dropping over a Swedish island

The Swedish Armed Forces and the USAF conducted a joint exercise. Sea mine dropping was practised with the navy off the coast of Öland.

The Swedish Navy has tested the Saab Enforcer III unmanned vessel
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

The Swedish Navy has tested the Saab Enforcer III unmanned vessel

Swedish Navy tested Saab’s autonomous Enforcer III, converted from the Combat Boat 90, in a joint trial in the southern Baltic Sea.

Saab Completes Test Fire of The Gripen E Meteor Missile as Part of Air-to-Air Trials
Weapon / Missile

Saab Completes Test Fire of The Gripen E Meteor Missile as Part of Air-to-Air Trials

Saab, announced the completion of the first test firing of the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) on Gripen E.

BAE Wins Cold Weather Vehicle Contract
Land

BAE Wins Cold Weather Vehicle Contract

According to the company’s statement, BAE Systems has won the U.S. Army’s competition to build the new Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV).

Swedish Coast Guard to Buy Damen Boats
Navy / Maritime

Swedish Coast Guard to Buy Damen Boats

Damen Shipyards stated that the Swedish coastguard has signed a contract with the Shipyard to construct and deliver seven Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV).

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed

EDA announced that the Technical Arrangement (TA) defining the organisation, missions, and responsibilities of the MHTC was signed by 14 founding countries.

PAF shortlisted F-16 and JAS 39 Gripen, excluding Tejas
Air

PAF shortlisted F-16 and JAS 39 Gripen, excluding Tejas

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has shortlisted the US-made Lockheed Martin F-16 and Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen in its multi-role fighter jet (MRF) tender.

France, Germany, and Sweden launch a new medium airlifter program
Air

France, Germany, and Sweden launch a new medium airlifter program

France, Germany, and Sweden signed an agreement to launch the FMTC program, which intends to deliver an air lifter between C-130 Hercules and A400M.

The Czech Air Force can Keep its Saab 39 Gripen Fighters for Free, According to Sweden's Ambassador
Air

The Czech Air Force can Keep its Saab 39 Gripen Fighters for Free, According to Sweden's Ambassador

The Swedish ambassador to the Czech Republic told Seznam Správy's web page that the Czech Republic could keep the Saab 39 Gripen fighters for free.

SAAB Receives order for two GlobalEye for Sweden
Air E/W Sensors

SAAB Receives order for two GlobalEye for Sweden

Saab received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply GlobalEye aircraft for airborne early warning and control (AEW&C).

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy

Madrid, before the beginning of the NATO Summit, Turkiye, Finland, and Sweden, headed by President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, held talks, facilitated by Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism
Defence Politics

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, presented a new Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag on June 10. The new statement includes two radical changes application to NATO, and a new and stricter Terrorist Offences Act enters into force on July 1, and the Government is preparing further tightening of terrorist legislation as a response to Turkiye’s requests.

Sweden Concentrates on its fighter jet
Air

Sweden Concentrates on its fighter jet

Saab supports and participates with the BAE Systems project to develop the Tempest.

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye

Sweden and Finland said that the Nordic countries would continue to talk with Turkiye about Ankara’s objections to their NATO membership bids.