31 Mar '16, 5pm

Sweden Plans To Sell Laser-Guided Bombs to France

Sweden Plans To Sell Laser-Guided Bombs to France

A Harrier from RAF Cottesmore, UK, drops a Paveway II laser-guided bomb. The Swedish Armed Forces' arsenal includes an unknown number of GBU-12 Paveway II 227-kilogram laser-guided bombs. (Photo: Jack Pritchard/AFP via Getty Images) HELSINKI — Sweden is evaluating a broad new format to provide military support to France’s fight against the Islamic State group across the Middle East. Part of this new format, which is being devised by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), could see Sweden entering a deal to sell laser-guided bombs and other munitions to France. The proposal forms part of Sweden’s initial response to a direct request for military assistance from France in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Paris. The MoD has signaled that it is ready to deliver a first consignment, consisting mainly of US-made laser-guided bombs, to France from the Swedish Armed Forces' (SAF) own ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike...

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