Building security with others
Few countries, if any, are today able to sustain a comprehensive defence industry on their national resources alone. Cooperation and trade with outher nations are prerequisites for companies to achieve the customer base needed to be competitive and sustainable for the long term.
Operating the same system in different national defence forces creates opportunities for cooperation and “pooling and sharing”. These opportunities cover the entire process from acquisition through operation to the dismantling of the system – the complete life cycle. We are open to partnerships, for instance with the Gripen system, today operated on three continents. Of course, we have a self-interest in our partnerships, but we believe that any arrangement must be mutually beneficial.
It is the money of tax payers in our nations that is used and it is the defence capacity of each partner, not a purely commercial matter.