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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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European countries learn from each other

European countries learn from each other

8 November201709:08

Over forty participants from 12 European countries recently gathered in order to exchange experiences and learn from each other about successfully attract, recruit and use personnel with their main occupations lying outside of the Armed Forces (during the conference they were called ”reservists”). Sweden, namely The Military Academy Halmstad, hosted this year’s annual edition of the European Army Reserve Forces Conference (EARFC).

Integrating a gender perspective

Integrating a gender perspective

27 October201715:36

Right now this year’s second Gender Adviser course is under way in Kungsängen. Thirty-four instructors and students from nineteen different countries – Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zambia to be exact - both military officers and civilians, are taking part in the course provided by NCGM.

Aurora 17 has now finished

Aurora 17 has now finished

2 October201715:36

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 with other authorities. Despite the challenges and the complexity of the exercise, it has produced very good results. Aurora 17 is now finished and is summarized here in a video and pictures.

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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)

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