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STOCKHOLM Jan 17 The Swedish government has given its armed forces the go-ahead to order 60 next-generation fighter jets from defence firm Saab, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
The Swedish parliament last year agreed that the armed forces buy between 40 and 60 of the new JAS 39 E jets.
"It's a historic decision that will secure Swedish fighter capacity for a long time ahead," Defence Minister Karin Enstrom said in a statement.
Switzerland, with which Sweden is sharing some of the development costs for the new jet, plans to place an order but hasn't made a firm decision yet.
"There is in the government's decision a possibility to cancel (the order) if Switzerland or another country doesn't order," defence ministry spokesman Henrik Hedberg said.
The first planes are due to be delivered in 2018, he said. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander and Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)
LONDON, Sept 30 The cost of insuring Deutsche Bank's debt against default jumped by 21 basis points on Friday after fresh reports over its stability rattled investors and sent shares to new all-time lows.
LONDON, Sept 30 European shares fell sharply in early deals on Friday to touch their lowest level in eight weeks as fresh concerns over the stability of Deutsche Bank hit banking stocks.