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The Swedish Armed Forces

We defend Sweden and the country´s interests, our freedom and the right to live the way of our choice.

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The Swedish Armed Forces is a body subject to the Swedish Parliament and government. It is headed by the Supreme Commander who leads and supervises the Armed Forces through Armed Forces Headquarters.

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Together for a safer world

Together for a safer world

26 August201608:51

The exercise Bison Counter 2016 is coming to an end and these last couple of weeks has been intense. With nearly 1000 participants from 21 different countries it has been great opportunity to build the capability of C-IED (Counter Improvised Explosive Device).

A frightening scenario

A frightening scenario

25 August201610:04

Foreign militias siege Eastern Småland and Blekinge. The militias are supported by the regional power - Neland - with funding, equipment and some training. Nelands long-term goal is to make Sweden and the Nordic region unstable. Neland spread its message through propaganda. Relations between Sweden and Neland are not good due to Sweden criticizing Neland for violating human rights.

A Military world record on the first day of competition

A Military world record on the first day of competition

24 August201610:06

Despite rain, wind and a temperature of only just over 10 degrees, a new military world record has already been set on the first day of competition in the World Military Lifesaving Championship. Kai-Uwe Schirmer from Germany was the man who achieved this in the ”100m Manikin Tow with Fins” discipline in a new record time of 53,82 seconds.

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Swedish Armed Forces

Where are we and what do we do now? What are the Armed Forces' tasks from parliament and government and how we work to resolve them? Here are facts about the government's finances, procurement and vehicles.

You are here

Careers

Aircraft mechanics, soldier, cook or naval officer? Reach your goal through military training, or search any of our hundreds of civilian jobs. (In Swedish)

To the career website

Blogs

From the individual soldier to the government's senior representatives, read personal reflections about life in the Swedish Armed Forces in any of our blogs. (In Swedish)

To our blogs