During the Cold War, Europe's fiercely independent Nordic nations formed a frontline against the Soviet threat. Since then, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been steadily integrating their political systems and industrial bases into the global economy. In the following pages, we look at what the region's aerospace industry has to offer: from Gripen to radar-replacement technology, expertise in airliner wet-lease and defence electronics, together with some of the best-skilled workforces in Europe and a culture of manufacturing excellence in everything from white goods to mobile phones

Source: Flight International