Sweden’s air defence tested in Aurora 23 military exercises

Fighter pilot Patrik Lange and a JAS 39 Gripen. (David Russell/Sveriges Radio)
  • The ability of Sweden’s Armed Forces to protect the country from a full-scale attack by a foreign military power, depends in part on the strength of its air force as well as assistance from its Nordic neighbours and Nato.
  • At Uppsala Garrison, home to one of Sweden’s six air force squadrons, a Jas Gripen 39 Delta takes off in a demonstration of its capabilities to watching media during the first week of the largest military exercise on home soil in over 30 years.
  • “Since last year of course it’s a new kind of mindset we have to have, it’s more for real now than it was just one or two years ago,” fighter pilot Patrik Lange tells Radio Sweden.
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For more on Sweden’s evolving defence strategy, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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