Swedish government increases defense spendingStaff Writer | April 20, 2017
The Swedish government has allocated $55.6 million in additional funding to increase its defense capabilities in 2017.
Europe According to the Ministry of Defense:
Improvement of the military's cybersecurity capabilities and the purchase of spare parts and vehicles would also be covered.
A total of about $6.67 million was allocated in its amended defense budget to strengthen civilian defense in municipalities and counties, the ministry reported.
The remainder of the overall $55.6 million increase would go for county administrative boards for total defense planning, the National Defense Radio Establishment for stronger resilience to cyberattacks against public services and for cyberattack counter-measures by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. ■