Sweden to modernise and expand surface combatant force

by Dr. Lee Willett

Sweden will embark on a major recapitalisation of its surface combatant force following the conclusion of the 2021–25 defence bill process.

Passed by Sweden’s parliament on 15 December, the Total Defence Bill will deliver “substantial reinforcement” in capabilities, equipment, personnel, and organisation, and signals “a significant and necessary change of direction” for the country’s total defence posture, according to the Swedish Armed Forces.

As a result the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) will receive a funding increase of more than 60% budget across the 2021-25 period.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/sweden-to-modernise-and-expand-surface-combatant-force

Sweden will embark on a major recapitalisation of its surface combatant force following the conclusi...

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