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SwAF reflects on Libyan mission

8th November 2011 - 18:18 GMT | by Beth Stevenson


Following Sweden’s completion of its role in the NATO mission in Libya last week, a military official has described lessons learned from the reconnaissance missions carried out by the Swedish Air Force’s (SwAF’s) JAS 36 Gripen aircraft during the conflict.

The Block II variant of the Saab Gripen 'should come in next year' for the SwAF, which is using experience from Operation Karakel – the Swedish name for Operation Unified Protector – to modify the aircraft, Maj Anders Gustafsson, acting squadron leader and Swedish liaison officer during the conflict, told a media briefing in London on 8 November. 

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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