October 18, 2017
By Maj. Gen. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.)
AFCEA Regional Vice President Harri Larsson (l) speaks with Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist at TechNet Europe 2017 in Stockholm.

The increasing hybrid military threat in Europe is becoming more closely related to developments in cyber technology. Cyber can both favor hybrid warlike activities and bolster situational awareness and swift reaction. Defending a modern society, which depends heavily on social media and critical infrastructure, requires a well-trained and prepared cyber defense force.

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $41,906,702 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure integrated logistics support, program management, aircraft warranty, maintenance manpower and software loading to support the 15 UH-60M "Green" aircraft procured for the Swedish Armed Forces. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 11, 2012
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, recently announced that it has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AE and Wasp air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. Contract options could increase the procurement to a total of 30 systems. The Swedish Army will deploy the systems to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of a wide variety of missions.

January 20, 2012
By George Seffers

MilDef AB, Helsingborg, Sweden, will support the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) with rugged Rocky RK9 rugged computers and special electronics. The first deliveries to DALO will take place this month.

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit, Charlottesville, Virginia, has won a contract to upgrade the navigation radars on five Swedish navy patrol boats. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will retrofit each ship with two dual-band interswitched chart radar systems with navalized display features. The systems are based on Sperry Marine's advanced VisionMaster FT navigation technology with WideView multifunction displays. The initial contract includes five ships with options for six additional ships, plus a spare system, spare parts, service and maintenance.

February 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine


A Swedish air force JAS-39 Gripen taxis on a neighborhood road during a dispersed operation. The multirole fighter, which is designed to operate from local streets and highways in wartime, is being upgraded with new avionics and other electronic systems as part of a steady military modernization that is taking place amid a significant Swedish force transformation.

February 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine


An earlier version of the Ericsson Tower Tube also is made of flexible concrete that can be colored and branded to meet specific operator needs. The tower replaces conventional telecommunications sites, and a radome or weatherproof enclosure protects the radio and antenna equipment inside.

February 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

Sweden’s Erieye radar is an Airborne Early Warning and Control System based on the Active Electronically Scanned Array.
Interoperability, outsourcing and exports drive Sweden’s technology market.