Malmen Air Base, Sweden — Swedish Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors is urging Europeans to consider whether strategic airlift cooperation could be extended into the tactical arena. “Could we use the Strategic Airlift Capability [SAC] model for tactical transport in Europe?” he asks. Sweden is now mulling what to do with its Lockheed Martin C-130s. It had intended to put its aircraft through an avionics modernization program, but several issues with this U.S. effort forced Stockholm to ...

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