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Elbit Systems to Serve as the Swedish Army’s LSS Mark Integration Partner

Elbit Systems Sweden AB will manage the rollout of the LSS Mark tactical command support system as part of the Swedish Army’s digitalization.  The company will serve as the LSS Mark integration partner for the Swedish Army over a 10-year period under an approximately $170 million contract. Under the deal, the Elbit Systems subsidiary will be in charge...

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First Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning Aircraft for Poland’s Armed Forces Unveiled

Aerospace company Saab has unveiled its first airborne early warning system aircraft for Poland. The Saab 340 aircraft was presented to the customer at the Swedish airframer in Linkoping, southern Sweden, on Friday. Representatives from Sweden and Poland attended the ceremony. “We are honored to provide this important capability to Poland and proud to be quickly...

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Sweden Increases Defense Spending Amid Bid to Join NATO

Sweden seeks to boost its military spending to over $2.45 billion between 2023 and 2024, putting the nation on track to reach NATO’s required defense expenditure target of 2 percent of gross domestic product. The European government recently unveiled its defense bill, which identifies the nation’s spending priorities for the next couple of years.  Of the...

Sweden Finalizes Military Budget, Puts Focus on Innovation, Private Sector Tech
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Sweden Finalizes Military Budget, Puts Focus on Innovation, Private Sector Tech

The Swedish government has released its 2024 budget bill, which proposes an added military defense funding of about $63 million. The increase, considering final adjustments, would add over $2.43 billion to the Swedish defense budget, an increase of 28 percent at $10.72 billion from $8.24 billion in 2023. This doubles the country’s military appropriations since...

Thousands of NATO Personnel Join Baltic Sea Maritime Exercises
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Thousands of NATO Personnel Join Baltic Sea Maritime Exercises

Northern Coasts, an annual maritime exercise hosted by the German navy, has commenced in the Baltic Sea.  About 30 warships and 3,200 personnel from 14 nations, including the United States and NATO member states, will participate in activities designed to build skills in amphibious operations, air defense, sea-to-land strikes and securing sea lanes. The latest iteration...

Sweden Beefs Up Measures Against Foreign Disinformation Campaigns
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Sweden Beefs Up Measures Against Foreign Disinformation Campaigns

Sweden’s Ministry of Civil Defence has announced an additional function and possibly more funding for the Psychological Defence Agency created earlier this year to counter malicious foreign disinformation campaigns against the country. Civil Defence Minister Carl-Oskar Bohlin told reporters on Aug. 29 that the government plans to add a $720,000 budget annually to the agency...

Sweden to Join NATO Fund for Disruptive Tech Startups
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Sweden to Join NATO Fund for Disruptive Tech Startups

Sweden has expressed its intent to participate in the NATO Innovation Fund, which will invest $1.1 billion in early-stage startups developing emerging and disruptive technologies that can address critical defense and security challenges. The country, which is on track to be the 32nd NATO ally, will officially join the alliance following accession talks. Pal Jonson,...

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