Organisational Structure and Responsibilities

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...

Nordic Defence Co-operation

The effects of military conflict, or other serious incident, close to Swedish territory is unlikely to affect a single country, and should not have to...

Financial Overview

The Swedish Armed Forces is a tax funded authority. Its annual budget is determined by the Swedish Parliament. The government, through the Ministry of...

Supreme Commander

Within the framework of government decisions and objectives on defence, the Supreme Commander manages short-term issues against long-term, strategic...

Armed Forces Headquarters

Sweden’s Armed Forces are commanded from Armed Forces Headquarters, which incorporates three separate sites in Stockholm. Armed Forces Headquarters...

The Army

The Army organises and trains ground forces and air defence units. In co-ordination with the Air Force and the Navy, Army units conduct domestic and...

The Navy

The Navy organises and trains naval and amphibious units. In co-ordination with the Air Force and the Army, Navy units conduct domestic and...

The Air Force

The Air Force organises and trains airborne, airbase, and command and control units. In co-ordination with the Army and the Navy, Air Force units...

Home Guard

The Home Guard is an integral part of the Armed Forces' operational force, and at some 22,000-strong, accounts for almost half of Armed Forces...

The Intelligence and Security Service

The primary role of the Intelligence and Security services is to evaluate, prevent and repel threats to Sweden and Swedish interests. They examine...

Logistics

The Swedish military’s logistics units support all its operations. This support takes the form of services such as training, supply of provisions, and...

Medical support

In the medical sphere, all units are responsible for training and taking care of Armed Forces employees’ physical wellbeing.

Training units, schools and centres

The Swedish Armed Forces includes a structure of ‘units’, ‘schools’ and ‘centres’ under central command that educate and train personnel towards a...