Sweden to purchase US Patriot air defense system

Sweden plans to purchase from the US the Patriot air defense system. The Armed Forces of the Scandinavian country intend to acquire four such complexes.

“It is assumed that the offer will be sent in the spring of 2018,” the office of the Swedish government said.

It is expected that the delivery will take place in 2020-2025.

The Patriot air defense system refers to medium-range complexes.

In July, the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite announced the need to mark Patriot batteries in the Baltic region.