Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (ÖB) Micael Bydén is preparing radical savings. Cost increases and currency effects for major projects have accumulated and left a black hole in the finances.
Philip Simon, press chief for the Armed Forces, says that their previous assessment of a requirement of SEK 18 billion for the period 2019-2021 still applies and now they are looking at savings to be implemented if they are not granted SEK 18 billion in the autumn budget.
In the wait for a political decision, vital procurements such as the modernisation of Hercules and new arms systems for Gripen are being put on hold.
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