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Paris Air Show: Swedish Air Force holds back on helicopter modernisation

17th June 2019 - 08:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Paris

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Unlike plans to refresh fighter jet capabilities with a forthcoming Gripen E fleet, the Swedish Air Force is in no hurry to change the look of its helicopter fleet.

Instead, future air power priorities will be dominated by a strengthening of six fighter squadrons courtesy of Saab’s new Gripen E variant joining C and D models, with a next generation platform, not yet decided upon, serving the organisation beyond 2030.

Those plans, initially laid out by the country’s Defence Commission white book on security and military defence 2021-2025, last month, are due for approval by the Swedish government in

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