Hasn anyone here been on joint exercises with the Swedes? How does their kit and tactics rate to ours? I have a friend who serves in the Stockholm regiment (I'll need to get more details - 'Griparna' I think). He said that the British forces are very well trained but lack the right equipment, which is nothing new to us. He says that their STRV 122 MBT (Leopard 2 (S) - modified Leopard 2A5) is the same as the Challenger 2 except for having better 'fire/command system'. Which I think is the integrated communication/navigation/tactical package they use. They also have the new CV90 AFV/IFV which is meant to be better than the Warrior AFV. They use the AK5 assault rifle as standard for infantry. As for operations they've been in Bosnia and Kosovo and also in Liberia. He also mentioned that it's standard practice for them to take over certain sections of towns or cities for exercises. Such as blocking areas off then rolling in armour and infantry and conducting exercises there. I couldn't believe it but can anyone confirm this? If this is posted in the wrong section please let me know! Cheers P.s I'm not a snooping journalist and I'm not writing under a nom de guerre. Well I am since I'm using a nickname but aren't we all!