Sweden is prioritizing total defense and investing billions in its defense industry, particularly in the Gripen E fighter jet and military fixed-wing aircraft sector.
The concept of total defense is a significant aspect of Swedish law, referring to measures taken to prepare the country for total war. The 2021-25 bill aims to strengthen this defense strategy and establish an agency to review and evaluate all total defense activities to prevent wasteful spending. The Gripen E fighter jet is a major aspect of Swedish defense, with orders from the Swedish Air Force and Brazil. Saab, the manufacturer, has a multinational supply chain and is an attractive prospect for subcontracting. The Swedish defense industry is expected to benefit from multi-billion-dollar investments over the next few years, particularly in the military fixed-wing aircraft sector.