Lt Cdr Per Bramming on Nordic Defence

Lt Cdr Per Bramming (ret’d), Senior Research Manager, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) discusses ‘Nordic Defence.’ He gives an insight into the effect on the Swedish Armed Forces of the end of conscription in Sweden. The formation of the Nordic Battle Group by the Scandinavian countries is also discussed in depth, as is the reduction in numbers of Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters and the need for Saab to concentrate its future business strategy on exports of the aircraft, as the domestic market contracts.