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Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival

11:15 EST 7 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rivalSweden announced Tuesday it has chosen the US Patriot missile defence system over that of a Franco-Italian rival, in an estimated one billion-euro deal. The choice is in line with 2015 strategy to avoid "the degradation" of regional security, and boost the country's armed forces operational capacity after years of austerity, the Swedish defence ministry said in a statement. The deal is also in line with an accord signed by Stockholm and Washington last year to boost bilateral military cooperation.


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