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Officials from Sweden and Finland visit Ankara for NATO membership
Bilateral Relations

Officials from Sweden and Finland visit Ankara for NATO membership

Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership will be held between two Baltic states and Turkiye at the Presidential Complex.

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Defence Politics

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish authorities leaked their wish list to the public for the lifting of Finland and Sweden’s veto on NATO membership.

Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications
Defence Politics

Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday at allied headquarters, motivated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and kicking off a process expected to take only a few weeks.

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO
Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO

Following the Finnish government’s decision to apply for NATO Membership, the Swedish government has followed the same route.

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Turkiye is not favouring two Baltic countries’ membership in NATO.

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland
Defence Politics

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland

The UK has agreed to mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, agreeing to come to their aid should either nation be attacked.

SUI Cougar helicopter modernisation is completed
Air Modernisation

SUI Cougar helicopter modernisation is completed

The Swiss Air Force (SUI) has completed the modernisation of the Cougar helicopters. The modernisation was carried out by the technology partner of the Swiss Armed Forces company, RUAG. The Cougar helicopter building and modernisation program, running for eight years, was completed on 5 May. Swiss state-owned RUAG company has delivered its ninth and last upgraded Cougar transport helicopter to the Swiss Air Force. With this modernisation, the aircraft's life cycle is also extended by 15 years.

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to prevent the country’s NATO membership may have triggered a new political process.

SVOS and SAAV completed MSHORAD’s firing tests
Land Country

SVOS and SAAV completed MSHORAD’s firing tests

Czech vehicle manufacturer SVOS and Saab Dynamics have completed joint development of a short-range air defence (c) system with firing trials.

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO
Defence Politics

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO

According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, Sweden's admission to NATO would entail a significant shift in the security line, affecting the safety of the country's immediate vicinity. Minister Hultqvist stated that his country would not join NATO as long as he is in charge of defence. He has also speculated that sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine may push Europe into World War III. "Sending soldiers to Ukraine by NATO or the West would be tantamount to inciting a world war, which no one wants," he explained.

Saab has sent JAS-39 Gripen to FAB
Air

Saab has sent JAS-39 Gripen to FAB

Swedish Company sent two JAS-39 Gripen E aircraft by ship scheduled to arrive at Navegantes Port, Santa Catarina in Brazil on April 2.

NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle
Regional / Strategy

NATO adds Finland and Sweden into NATO Consultations Circle

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that NATO would have further coordination and information sharing with Finland and Sweden.

Lithuania orders Carl-Gustaf M4
Weapon / Missile

Lithuania orders Carl-Gustaf M4

On Tuesday, Saab announced that it had signed a framework agreement with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence for the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon and ammunition. The Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency placed the first order for ammunition worth approximately SEK 150 million to sign the framework agreement. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will be a part of the Carl-Gustaf Framework Agreement, which includes Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia, as a result of the signing.

Saab Presented Six Gripen, Four for FAB, Two for Flygvapnet
Air

Saab Presented Six Gripen, Four for FAB, Two for Flygvapnet

Representatives of the Brazilian Air Force and the Swedish Air Force met 24 to introduce the first six serial-production Gripen E aircraft.