The Swedish Air Force is plowing SEK2 billion (U.S.$230 million) into new equipment to allow it to resume Cold War–style operations from road runways. The money is being invested in equipment for snow clearance and rapid runway repairs, Maj. Gen. Mats Helgesson, chief of the Swedish Air Force, told journalists in Paris on June 18. Sweden has famously deployed its jets onto highways and general aviation airfields since the early years of the Cold War to increase their chances of ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Sweden Boosts Spending on Dispersed Operations".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.