Photos Armed Forces Of Sweden

SAAB 37 Viggen.
JA37 "Viggen" (37406/F21-26 & CN: 37-406), taking-off from its home-base Luled in May 1999. This "Jakt-Viggen" performed its last flight on April 22, 2002 logging a total of 1,521:40 flying hours and was later scrapped in Halmstad.
At the beginning of May, the Swedish Ministry of Defense announced that in September 2021 the procedure for the purchase of a new family of small arms would be launched. The possibilities of whether some of the sought structures can be ordered together with the Finnish armed forces are also checked.


The Swedes are looking for an extensive shooting system, which will include a sub-carbine and automatic carbine (referred to in the media as Ak 6), a machine gun, a sniper rifle and a sniper rifle. In the last two cases, we are talking about semi-automatic weapons.
On April 26, 2021, the defense ministries of Sweden and Finland signed an agreement on information exchange on small arms and related topics. It is part of the wider cooperation between these countries under the FISE program.
The Finns are investigating the K22 sniper and sniper weapon system for 7.62 mm x 51 NATO ammunition. The constructions are to be delivered by the local producer, SAKO, with whom the agreement has been signed. The disclosed photo shows that rifles with a general AR design are being tested.


The first revealed photo of the Finnish SAKO K22 sniper rifle. Swedish brigadier Mikael Frisell, head of the FMV land forces systems department, is getting acquainted with the weapon / Photo: FMV

Swedes are interested in signing a framework agreement in 2021-2030. The procurement procedure itself, along with the trials, is expected to end in 2024.
Landing on a short road base (800 m "runway") can put quite a lot of strain on the aircraft brakes, thus after each landing, aircraft technicians check the breaks on each aircraft to make sure that they are good to go and not over-heated.

The Armed Forces needs to use more take-off and landing opportunities in a mobile way than the airports normally operated by the Armed Forces, in order to increase the possibility of spreading fighter aircraft on the ground. In order to help make take-offs and landings as safe as possible, LFV has, on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces, developed an air traffic service adapted to a mobile basic concept; ATS / R. The concept is used for manned military aircraft at temporarily established take-off and landing sites, and can be used throughout Sweden.
ATS / R performs airport control services on the ground in a temporarily established control area. The air traffic controllers carry, in addition to their personal combat equipment, radio equipment for communication with aircraft, vehicles, other ATS units, JRCC and STRI. The air traffic controllers provide the pilots with meteorological information such as wind and air pressure, this information is taken from a hand-held weather equipment mounted on a stand that is placed next to the air traffic controllers. All ATS equipment is completely mobile, robust and weatherproof, can be set up very quickly and has a certain degree of confidentiality. The air traffic controllers who perform the ATS / R service are reserve officers.


Similar threads