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Swedish Black Hawks get set for Afghan duty

It’s a busy time for the Swedish Defence Helicopter Wing, with two of its aircraft types being readied for operations in Afghanistan and off the Horn of Africa and the Somali coast. Two of the nation’s swiftly-acquired Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks will begin flying operational missions from Mazar-e-Sharif air base on 1 April, with their […]

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Special report: Savvy Swedes

Our new issue of Flight International contains an eight-page Sweden country special report, with a stunning cover image of an air force Gripen taken by Gunnar Ã…kerberg. I contributed an 1,800-word piece on the Swedish air force’s current activities, including a look back at the Gripen’s reconnaissance role over Libya (the nation’s first operational commitment with […]

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