Sweden Declares First Of Four Patriot Batteries Operational

The Patriot system was handed over to Sweden at a ceremony in November.
Credit: U.S. Army/Sgt. 1st Class Terrance D. Rhodes
Sweden has made operational the first of its U.S.-supplied Patriot ground-based air and missile defense systems. Stockholm declared an initial operational capability (IOC) for the Patriot system in mid-December after a series of exercises to test the system. This was preceded by delivery of the...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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