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The news published here are mainly from the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre – SWEDINT. For a complete list of news, please visit the Swedish version of the website.

Aurora 17 has now finished
Aurora 17 has now finished 2 October 20173:36 PM

During Aurora 17, the armed services and the Home Guard have completed training to meet the common objective of defending Sweden. The Armed Forces have also exercised with international partners and...

Swedish-Finnish cooperation reaches new heights
Swedish-Finnish cooperation reaches new heights 27 September 20175:05 PM

During the Armed Forces exercise Aurora 17, the Hagshult air base is playing a key role, and providing the basis for a further boost to Swedish-Finnish defence cooperation.

Important exercise in civil-military cooperation
Important exercise in civil-military cooperation 27 September 20179:29 AM

– This sort of comprehensive exercise, involving us from the civilian world and the Armed Forces, is something we should do more often. I have already learned some very useful lessons, even though the...

Unique opportunity for air defence to exercise against American attack helicopters
Unique opportunity for air defence to exercise against American attack helicopters 23 September 20171:54 PM

"You follow the target with the thumb stick and fire the missile by taking off the safety and pressing the button with the lever to your right", Missile operator, Daniel Hansson, shows Major...

From one exercise to the next
From one exercise to the next 22 September 20178:47 PM

Today the Swedish-Finnish headquarters on board the command and support vessel, HMS Carlskrona, starts its participation in Aurora 17 for real. However, the HQ staff have already got their feet under...

Operational transport for the defense of Gotland
Operational transport for the defense of Gotland 20 September 201711:28 AM

Exercise Aurora 17 has now entered a stage where the focus is on Gotland. On Monday, equipment and troops were shipped to the island by both air and sea. In Oskarshamn, ships were waiting to leave...

Camp Säve – host nation support for real
Camp Säve – host nation support for real 15 September 20176:03 PM

It is like a huge camp – at Säve three nations have gathered, the USA, France and Sweden. A miniature community of about 500 people. And they all meet in the line for food.

Simulators, support and self- confidence
Simulators, support and self- confidence 15 September 201712:40 PM

Come rain, come shine – it was typical Swedish September weather when a US company from the Minnesota National Guard spent the week training with its Swedish host unit in Skövde – Skaraborg's Regiment...

Media Events during the Swedish Armed Forces Exercise Aurora 17
Media Events during the Swedish Armed Forces Exercise Aurora 17 5 September 20171:43 PM

From the 11-29 September the Armed Forces will conduct exercise Aurora 17, throughout which a number of media events will take place.

Comparative tests of handheld mine detectors
Comparative tests of handheld mine detectors 31 May 20173:23 PM

As a part of the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) plan to replace and upgrade the range of handheld sensors used by SAF EOD, as well as keeping up-to-date on the current market, comparison tests of handheld...