Zurich, January 8 – Speaking at the People’s and Defense Conference, Sweden’s Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson, said Sweden intends to join the European Air Defense System, an agreement reached last year by NATO member states.
According to The Local Sweden, “Kristerson said Sweden would join the 15-country joint missile defense initiative launched at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in October called European Skyshield.
According to him, Sweden should contribute “new capabilities” to NATO, including its air force and air defense.
According to the politician, the country is also ready to contribute with the help of ground combat units for the defense of NATO, primarily the Baltic states.
In October last year, Germany and 13 NATO member states signed a declaration on the creation of a more advanced European air defense system (AD). We are talking about an announcement about the so-called European Sky Shield initiative (“European anti-missile shield”). At the initiative of Berlin, this is supposed to help fill the gaps in the existing European air defense system.