And, as I said, the decision for that is political. According to Bildt, Reinfeldt etc, there is no threat model to Sweden, thus there's no need for patrol readiness....
And well, Bildt claims a lot of things, but do not forget that he has a lot of investments in Russia's oil and gas industry, and he stands to lose those if he starts to make any comments that Putin could consider negative. Russia are very much aware that FRA has been working with NSA for years. There's nothing coincidental about it at all.
As for the range of the SAM's, it's not quite that simple. At those ranges, fighters are very hard to hit since they don't tend to fly in straight, easily predictable patterns, compared to the ICBM's, AWACS and bombers they are primarily intended to defend against.
As a percentage of GDP, we spend less than Finland. There's also the problem that the Swedish Armed Forces don't get any extra budget or out-of-budget funding for all the international missions, while in most of the rest of the world, international missions get either budget increases to cover it, or comes from separate allotments. That means that Sweden's Armed Forces have less money to spend on maintenance, forces on standby, excercises and such.
And yes, I used to hang out in #amigaSWE... Are you Toaster-Ali?