Swedish Air Force

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The Swedish Air Force, or Flygvapnet, is the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces, the military of Sweden.


Aircraft

It is currently deploying the Saab Gripen for service. Gripen, designated JAS 39 Gripen, (the designation JAS stands for Jakt (Fighter), Attack (Attack) and Spaning (Reconnaissance) and means every Gripen can fulfill all three mission types) is a modern multi-role fighter designed to replace Draken and Viggen. Capabilities of Gripen include a very short runway requirement, advanced data link equipment, and canard delta design with lateral instability and fly-by-wire.

Organization

Fighter Units

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Gripen fighter (two-seat version)

Four wings of fighters:

Helicopter Units

The aviation units that formerly were under the Swedish Army ("Arméflyget") and the Royal Swedish Navy ("Marinflyget") have been merged with the helicopter units of the Air Force to form the single Helicopter Wing (Hkpflj) for the entire Armed Forces. The wing has been placed under the authority of the Air Force and consists of:

  • 1st Helicopter Squadron (1. hkpskv)
  • 2nd Helicopter Squadron (2. hkpskv)
    • Located at Berga (former Navy Aviation unit) and Uppsala (at F 16)
  • 3rd Helicopter Squadron (3. hkpskv)
  • Helicopter Squadron Malmen (Hkpflj/Malmen), former 4th Helicopter Battalion (4. hkpbat)
    • Located at Linköping/Malmen (former Army Aviation unit)
  • 5th Helicopter Squadron (5. hkpskv)

See also

External links


Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers

Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation

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