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December 2015

2015-12-22

Czech Republic to upgrade its Gripen aircraft

Today the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) has signed an agreement to upgrade the JAS 39 Gripen aircraft that the Czech Republic leases from Sweden. The value of the contract is SEK 120 million. The upgrade for the Czech Republic will increase the aircraft’s ground attack capabilities through the integration of guided and...

2015-12-22

FXM’s farewell: Contributes to anti-corruption efforts in Europe

Monday 21 December – ten days before the Agency closes – the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency’s Director-General Ulf Hammarström presented a web-based anti-corruption course to the Secretary-General of the AeroSpace and Defence Industrial Association of Europe (ASD), Jan Pie. “We in ASD have been working for many years to combat corruption in different...

November 2015

2015-11-18

SOFF and FXM launch an international anti-corruption course

Today, the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF) and the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) are presenting a joint anti-corruption course for European companies in the defence and security industry. The web-based course is intended to strengthen companies in their anti-corruption efforts and to inspire them to further work in, and knowledge...

October 2015

2015-10-24

FXM responds Croatia concerning the Gripen

FXM, the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency, responded today, Friday 23 October, to a request for information from Croatia concerning the procurement of Gripen aircraft. The request concerns 8 to 12 newly built aircraft of the C/D model. The request for information that FXM responded to was sent from the Croatian Ministry of Defence...

September 2015

2015-09-10

Saab’S Gripen deal with Brazil finalised

Today, 10 September, Saab has received the final order from Brazil’s government for 36 Gripen N/Gs, i.e., the next generation of Gripen aircraft. The agreement between Saab and Brazil was entered into in October last year. After the different stages of the Brazilian procurement process have been completed. Saab has thus now received the final...

June 2015

2015-06-17

Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency to be phased out

The Government decided on 23 April that the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) is to be phased out – provided that the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) approved the spring amending budget bill. Since the bill has now been passed by the Riksdag, state defence export structures will be changed at the end of...

April 2015

2015-04-18

Round-table discussion on anti-corruption at FXM

On Thursday 16 April, the industrial organisation, the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF) and FXM arranged a joint round-table discussion on anti-corruption. Some twenty company executives took part to discuss the challenges and dilemmas. Saab CEO, Håkan Buskhe, spoke about Saab’s efforts to prevent corruption and the 3M company’s CEO for the Nordic...

2015-04-17

FXM at the LAAD Defence and Security Trade Exhibition in Brazil

Together with the industrial organisation, the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF) and Business Sweden, FXM were hosts for a Swedish stand at the LAAD Defence and Security Trade Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition was held between Tuesday 14 April and Friday 17 April. A number of Swedish companies and organisations showed...

2015-04-14

The Government considers that FXM should be phased out

In the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill for 2015 (2014/15:99), which was presented today, the Government writes: In its Budget Bill for 2015, the Government considered that the necessary export support in the defence sector can be undertaken within another agency structure, with the same requirements for professionalism and transparency, but with greater cost effectiveness. The...

March 2015

2015-03-15

Hungary at the Vidsel Test Range

In the middle of March, the Hungarian Air Force conducted exercises at Vidsel as part of the intergovernmental contract that FXM signed in January 2012 and that applies until 2026. The aim of the exercise was to prepare Hungary for taking over the task of air surveillance in the Baltic and the country’s participation in...