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Minusma gets MD500 helicopters

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The United Nation Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) has received three MD500E helicopters from El Salvador, and will use them...

Sweden deploys Eagle UAV with UN peacekeeping operation in Mali

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The Swedish armed forces have for the first time deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the United Nations in Africa, using...

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

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The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international...

Sweden hunting foreign submarine

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Sweden has released a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or...

Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

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Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that...

Czech Republic extends Gripen contract with Sweden

The Czech Republic will continue to operate 14 Gripen C/D until at least 2027, with Saab as a sub-contractor to FMV, which provides the aircraft.The...

Czech Republic extends Gripen contract with Sweden

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The defence and security company Saab welcomes the signing of a new Gripen lease agreement between the governments of the Czech Republic and Sweden....

Sweden suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law

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Sweden has suspended some of its financial aid to Uganda over a law that toughened punishment for gays, becoming the fourth donor...

Car bomb at Swedish consulate in Libya’s Benghazi, no casualties

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A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, damaging the front of the...

Patria delivers first batch of the armoured wheeled vehicles to Sweden

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Patria has delivered the first Patria AMV armoured wheeled vehicles to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). An agreement signed with the...

Saab comments on Swedish government’s investments in Gripen

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Defence and security company Saab welcomes the Swedish government's announcement that it has reached an agreement with Switzerland about the procurement of the next-generation...

Sweden receives first Black Hawk helicopters

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The Swedish armed forces have received their first two UH-60 Black Hawks, 18 months after the government ordered 15 of the helicopters...

Sweden orders 48 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles

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The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, has awarded BAE Systems a £65 million contract to supply 48 BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicles. The contract...

Swedish Gripens return from Libya

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After 650 missions, almost 2,000 flight hours and more than 150,000 reconnaissance photos, the five Gripen fighters that took part in the...

Swedish Gripens deliver 37% of Libyan reconnaissance reports

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Sweden's five remaining Gripens taking part in NATO operations over Libya have recently passed the 1000 flight hour mark whilst flying reconnaissance...

Europe failing world’s refugees

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Sweden's top migration official is accusing fellow European countries of failing the world's most endangered refugees by offering only minimal opportunities for...

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