Swedish Commander Says Russian Military Jets Fired Flares at Swedish Planes

Sweden’s top military commander says Russian fighter pilots are behaving in an increasingly aggressive manner in northern Europe, flying dangerously close to Swedish Air Force jets and in some cases even releasing flares at them.


‘Russia rehearsed invasion of Sweden’

Claims that thousands of Russian soldiers took part in a huge military exercise which simulated a takeover of the Swedish island of Gotland earlier this year have caused jitters in Sweden.


Sweden To Join Coalition Against Islamic State

Sweden will send up to 120 troops to northern Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish fighters as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group, foreign minister Margot Wallstroem said Thursday.


Sweden Tries To Limit Damage With Saudis

Sweden is moving swiftly to defuse the potential for a catastrophic nose-dive in trade with Arab nations by proposing bridge-building and damage limitation diplomatic talks.


510th FS to train with Estonia, Finnish and Swedish Air Forces

The 510th Fighter Squadron from the 31st Fighter Wing will deploy to Ämari Air Base, Estonia from Mar. 20 to Apr. 17.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

During this period, the unit’s 14 F-16s will train with Estonian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as well as the Finnish and Swedish Air Forces.


Sweden Proposes Aggressive Nordic Defense

Against a backdrop of increasing security tensions sparked by Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Sweden has won universal Nordic backing for its plan to elevate cross-border defense cooperation to match the actual long-term threats in the region.


Sweden and Denmark Summon Russian Ambassadors Over Air Incident

Sweden and Denmark summoned Russia’s ambassadors Monday in protest over a near miss between a Russian surveillance plane and a commercial aircraft, a further sign of rising military tensions in the Baltic.

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