JAS 39 Gripen: Could This Fighter Jet Go to Ukraine to Fight Putin?

NATO member Hungary seems to be in no rush to ratify Sweden’s bid to join the international alliance. That has done nothing, though, to stop Stockholm from continuing to supply Kyiv with weapons and financial assistance. [embedded content] Sweden has already provided ten Stridsvagn 122 tanks. These main battle tanks are a variant of the … Read more

JAS 39 Gripen: The Warplane Russia Fears Could Go to Ukraine (Not Made in the USA)

The JAS 39 Gripen – Explained: In an age dominated by rapidly arriving 5th-generation aircraft around the world, a growing European coalition of networked F-35s, Russian, and Chinese 5th-generation efforts, some might wonder if there could be a continued place for a high-speed, light attack and reconnaissance plane.  [embedded content] Clearly, there is, and considering the … Read more

JAS 39 Gripen Fighter: The ‘Most Suitable Candidate’ To Battle Putin Ukraine

No advanced fighter has specifications better suited to Ukraine’s needs than Sweden’s JAS 39 Gripen. Concerns have arisen about the suitability of the F-16 for Ukraine’s rough airfields — debris could be sucked into the fighters’ low-hanging air intakes. The Gripen would be a better fit due to its ruggedness.  Despite such concerns, Ukrainian pilots … Read more

JAS 39 Gripen: Ukraine Could Soon Have One of the World’s Best Warplanes to Fight Russia

The JAS 39 Gripen is one of the best fighters on Earth. And soon, it could be fighting in Ukraine: Since Russia first invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the U.S. and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have rallied together to aid Kyiv’s defensive efforts. Combined, Western nations have provided billions of dollars’ worth of … Read more

JAS 39 Gripen: Could This Fighter Jet Soon Go to War Against Russia?

Here comes the JAS 39 to Ukraine? In 2022, Sweden, after so many decades of official neutrality, saw the proverbial writing on the wall thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. That summer, Sweden became an official invitee to join NATO, much to Putin’s chagrin. Of course, Sweden is not yet a … Read more

B-2 Stealth Bombers Landed Close to Russia’s ‘Military Backyard’

The famous B-2 Spirit bomber stopped in Norway in late August, marking the first time the stealth airframe has ever landed on the Scandinavian ally’s territory – and, of course, in Russia’s military backyard, which meant Russian President Putin was indeed watching quite closely.  “On Tuesday, the plane arrived at Orland Air Base for hot … Read more

Two Swedish Fishermen Found A Russian Submarine And Started A National Crisis

KEY POINT: The episode precipitated a decade of intensified submarine hunts by the Swedish Navy. However, despite deploying numerous torpedoes, depth charges and mines at numerous dozens of contacts, no Soviet submarines were apparently destroyed. [embedded content] On the morning of October 28, 1981, two Swedish fishermen were hauling their catch back to Karlskrona when … Read more


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