The even more pessimistic estimate comes in a report the military presented to the government Thursday. The conclusion is that another SEK 4 billion a year would be needed in the defence budget to pay for the weapons and personnel to carry out the mission mandated by the politicians.
But Defence Minister Karin Enström questions the accuracy of the report, telling Swedish Radio News it’s strange they can be so precise in areas where there is great uncertainty.
Military intrusions into Swedish airspace 2012
According to reports from the Swedish military, foreign military aircraft violated Swedish airspace several times last year.