Sweden is officially purchasing the patriot missile defense system
the Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), had been negotiating with the United States for the system since last year. The contract includes four firing systems, two different kinds of missiles, as well as training and other equipment. Earlier, Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said the first delivery would take place in 2021. “This system has been proven in action ... there are a number of other countries that already have it and we expect the first delivery in 2021,” Hultqvist said. Delivery is expected to be finished by 2025. How much Sweden will pay for the system is unclear. When the State Department authorized the deal in February 2018 it placed the cost at $3.2 billion.
- The National Interest -