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  • ANALYSIS: How 'Skibox' unit defends Swedish skies

    05/22/2017 8:08:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 22 MAY, 2017 | CRAIG HOYLE
    More than 30 years ago, the Swedish military determined a need to maintain long-range surveillance coverage if part of its ground-based air defence radar network was out of action. From a description seeking "a radar on a tall mast", its airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system was born. The selected "gap-filler" solution combined the Saab 340 twin-turboprop with an Erieye surveillance radar mounted atop its fuselage. The Swedish air force's initial FSR standard required a lone system operator to fly aboard the aircraft – largely to switch on and monitor the sensor, with collected data downlinked to the ground....
  • Sweden Unveils Model of Its First Submarine With Tomahawk Missile Capability

    05/19/2017 12:09:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 19.05.2017
    Sweden’s Saab aerospace and defense company has unveiled its first conventional diesel-electric-powered submarine designed for using the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM). The model was demonstrated at the IMDEX Asia 2017 show in Singapore. Sweden’s Saab has displayed a model of its A26 conventional diesel-electric-powered submarine (SSK) which has been designed with the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile capability (TLAM). The model was demonstrated at the IMDEX Asia 2017 maritime defense exhibition and conference, which wrapped up in Singapore on Thursday. This is the first time when a conventional submarine will carry the subsonic cruise missiles, according to Shephard Media website,...
  • Sweden drops rape chargers against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

    05/19/2017 7:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/19/2017 | Rick Moran
    Swedish prosecutors have decided to drop charges of rape against the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange. The charges stem from accusations by two women that Assange forced himself on them 7 years ago. At the time, Assange had been arrested by British authorities and released on bail while he awaited extradition to Sweden. Instead, he jumped bail and sought refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. Swedish prosecutors have not exonerated Assange; they say that because they can't prosecute him in the foreseeable future that they were forced to drop the investigation. There is an outstanding warrant for Assange...
  • Sweden Drops Investigation of Wikileaks Assange, But UK Police Will Still Arrest If He Leaves...

    05/19/2017 5:30:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Swedish Police officially dropped their seven-year long investigation into rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but a British arrest warrant still hangs over his head. Assange, 45, was the subject of an arrest warrant from Sweden during the height of Wikileaks prominence in 2010, over accusations he had raped a woman in the country. Fearing an arrest by Sweden would lead to his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for espionage, Assange went to ground in 2012 by taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived ever since. While the arrest warrant...
  • 70-year-old woman is charged with hatred against people

    05/13/2017 8:21:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    (Google Translated article): A 70-year-old woman in Dalarna is charged with hateful people since Facebook wrote that immigrants fulfill their needs in the streets, writes DT.se. Like the article on Facebook Share / Print According to the prosecution, the woman via Facebook should have expressed disdain on people with a foreign background. In a post from 2015, she has written that immigrants "fire cars and kisses and go to the streets". This violates the law in the face of the public, says the prosecutor. The prosecuted woman has acknowledged that she wrote the post, but denied that she had committed...
  • Impact of school segregation on performances overstated, Swedish study shows

    05/13/2017 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 12 May 2017 15:10 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The impact of ethnic segregation on the performance of school students is being significantly overstated, according to a new Swedish study. Increased variation in performances between schools in Sweden has coincided with an increase in ethnic school segregation, the study notes, which means policy makers, school administrators and parents have drawn the intuitive conclusion that ethnic school segregation impedes the education progress of both native born and immigrant studies. In order to put the validity of that conclusion to the test, Maria Brandn and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund from Linkping University, and Ryszard Szulkin from Stockholm University studied data from students...
  • First Flight of Gripen E Will Reveal True Cost of Fighter Development

    05/11/2017 7:35:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Giovanni de Briganti
    PARIS and LINKOPING, Sweden --- The next-generation variant of Swedens Gripen fighter is due to make its maiden flight sometime during the next month, between the first anniversary of its official roll-out on May 18 and the June 19 opening of the Paris Air Show. Whenever it happens, this flight will mark the appearance of a fighter that Saab defines as fifth-generation, but that it says was developed for less than 2 billion euros just about half the $4 billion cost of the Lockheed Martin F-35s Block 4 software. Whether or not that figure remains valid and it...
  • Have You Seen This Swedish Man?

    05/10/2017 8:23:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10 May, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Sharam Karim wanted for murder and attempted murder IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE. The police released the name and photo of a wanted man who is being sought. He has been missing since the evening when the murder was committed. The suspect is named Sharam Karim, and he is 23 years old. He is suspected on probable cause, which is the higher degree of suspicion, for a knife murder and two attempted murders along with two accomplices. Now police appeal for public help. This is a serious violent crime in the gang environment, you might say. Our three plaintiffs are from Hssleholme [Translators...
  • Muslim beheads shopper in IKEA store; look what IKEA is doing in response

    04/30/2017 11:29:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 63 replies
    Allen B West ^ | 4-30-17 | Michele Hickford
    The United States is not the only Western civilized nation suffering from an acute case of PC delusion. Take Sweden for example. Awhile back, a 57-year-old Swedish woman and her 22-year-old son were reportedly stabbed and killed (one actually beheaded) by an Eritrean Muslim asylum seeker in the nations largest branch of IKEA. Security camera footage from the brutal attack reportedly showed the 35-year-old man grabbing two knives from the kitchenware section just before two shoppers are attacked, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. The Express reports the suspect had met with migration officials just hours before the attack, and was...
  • Swedish woman shocked at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves

    04/27/2017 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 27 April 2017 11:34 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position. Aye Alhassani, 23, had completed several tests and a group interview before she was invited to an individual interview for the position with the airline. It was during the interview that she was informed SAS has a uniform policy banning the wearing of religious symbols. At first they were cautious, and I dont think the interviewer wanted to be straight about it. But eventually, it was clarified that...
  • Poll: Huge Shift In Sweden As Majority Now Want Fewer Asylum Seekers

    04/27/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-27-2017 | Virginia Hale
    The mood on migration in Sweden appears to have shifted dramatically this year, with a majority of people now saying they want the Nordic nation to take in fewer asylum seekers. The most recent survey, conducted in autumn and winter, found that 52 per cent of respondents said Sweden should slow the migrant flow, with only 26 per cent opposed to the idea. By contrast, Swedes asked the same question in 2015 were almost evenly split on the issue 40 per cent said they felt the country should be receiving fewer asylum seekers, whilst 37 per cent wanted to...
  • Refugees Will Cost Sweden $18.6 Billion This Year9.3x Over-Budget

    04/26/2017 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Thalean · 16 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    "Swedens 318,000 Syrian refugees, or migrants, will cost the country a bare minimum of $18.6 billion USD in 2017. Thats 19% of Swedens central governments annual budget, and 3.2% of their GDPimagine if the US spent $608 billion a year on refugees, same proportions. Thats just over $58,490 per refugee per year. For reference, the average Swedish households disposable income is only $28,859 USD per year. Of this, $8.7 billion are the hidden costs of increased migrant crime incidents (specifically, increased rates of rape and sexual assault)which the government refuses to publicize. Furthermore, migrants are not contributing to Swedens economyof...
  • Bulgaria opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets

    04/26/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 26, 2017
    SOFIA, April 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime minister Stefan Yanev said on Wednesday, as the Balkan country seeks to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s. The Balkan country has picked the Swedish offer in preference to an offer from Portugal of secondhand U.S. F-16s equipped with U.S. weaponry and an offer from Italy of secondhand Eurofighter Typhoon fighters. A deal is estimated to be worth about 1.5 billion levs ($836 million). A special commission for the negotiations is expected to be set...
  • Sweden Has Turned a Corner

    04/25/2017 11:02:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 25 Apr, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and Bishop Latimer
    Compared to many (perhaps most) visitors and contributors to this site, my own awakening to the dangers of Islam came late around 2010. Despite the mountain of evidence and bodies piling up, I did not see the problem. The steady drumbeat of political correctness that was the soundtrack to my life from university onwards had all but closed my mind to anything outside the narrow confines of The Narrative. I have to thank the cartoonists at Jyllands-Posten, the heroic Lars Vilks and the late Christopher Hitchens for throwing a bucket of ice-cold water in my face. But...
  • Lets fight terrorism in Sweden by ... banning cars

    04/17/2017 12:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    As we continue to deal with terror attacks both at home and abroad, the conversation about how to best protect our citizens continues. Perhaps one approach to this is to take some hints from how other countries are handling the situation. The nation of Sweden recently experienced their own version of such an assault when an ISIS supporter plowed into a Stockholm crowd with a truck. Ever quick with serious solutions to pressing problems, one social commentator over there named Eva Franchell saw an opportunity to set several problems to rights in one fell swoop. I saw this story...
  • The Destruction of the West by Left-wing Globalists

    04/17/2017 3:56:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Ultra-liberal Sweden is becoming a shell of its former self because liberalism has turned this once peaceful country into a chaotic, multicultural cesspool of violence and unrest. Swedes have always taken pride in their open-mindedness, believing their good intentions and big hearts would overcome a collision of cultures when it comes to immigration without assimilation. Swayed by purely emotional thinking, they assumed their kindness and generosity would be reciprocated, believing their sophistication and universal outlook would elevate them above the consequences of what happens when Third World mindsets reside at First World addresses.Now crime is on the rise and Swedish...
  • White Easter: Sweden wakes up to snow and record low temperatures

    04/16/2017 4:44:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 16 April 2017 07:55 CEST+02:00
    Easter Sunday got off to an unusually cold start across Sweden with three weather records broken as some towns experienced their chilliest April night in decades. Southern Sweden saw unseasonably cold temperatures, with up to 10 cm of snow in northern Skne, Blekinge, Kronoberg, Halland and Kalmar. In rebro, the mercury dropped to 14C, making it the coldest April night since 1944, according to P4 rebro. In Karlstad, Swedens meteorological institute SMHI said temperatures reached 9C, meaning it was the coldest night of April since 1985.
  • African Migrants Brutally Rape Swedish Teen, Leave Male Friend with Brain Damage

    04/14/2017 7:58:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Two migrants have been given sentences of three and two-and-a-half years for beating a young Swede almost to death before violently raping his female friend. The government will try to deport only one of them, temporarily. The Freie Zeiten reports that three teenage girls and one male friend met for a party at an apartment in Kista, near Stockholm, citing Solna District Court documents. One of the girls invited a 21-year-old migrant from Liberia, Richelieu Jarara, with whom she was acquainted. This man brought another African migrant, a Kenyan named Fayed Mwangi, with him.
  • Facebook Rapists Will Not Be Deported from Sweden

    04/13/2017 5:54:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Two asylum seekers who are on trial for raping a Swedish girl and streaming the ordeal live on Facebook will not face deportation back to their home countries. The asylum seekers directly involved in the rape, aged 18 and 21, will not face deportation after the prosecution withdrew their previous claim. The prosecutor has taken a wise decision. It is against the Aliens Act, which I pointed out here before, said lawyer Stefan Wallin who is defending one of the men accused of the rape, 24 Uppsala reports.
  • 'Swedish Conditions': Diagnosing a Deadly Disorder and Why 80% of Swedes Disapprove of Trump

    04/12/2017 12:37:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/10/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    Will last Friday's terror attack in Stockholm change Swedish attitudes toward Islam? Not likely. Pretty much all of Europe has spent the last few decades undergoing (steady) Islamization, but the invasion has progressed so much further in Sweden than in almost every other country on the continent and has occasioned so much less frank reportage, commentary, and criticism, that brave souls in Sweden's Scandinavian neighbors, Denmark and Norway routinely make disparaging reference to Swedish conditions. What this term refers to is not only the drastic social and economic changes currently underway in the country that once proudly...