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The Swedish Armed Forces

We defend Sweden and Swedish interests, our freedom and our right to live the way we choose.

Photo: Astrid Amtén Skage/Swedish Armed Forces

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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Top secret submarine weapon checked under realistic circumstances

21 October202111:16

During a dark October night, one of the Navy’s submarines met a service ship to load torpedoes. What happened in the quiet bay on the Swedish east coast proves that one of the top secret capabilities of the Swedish Armed Forces functions very well, also under realistic conditions.

The Swedish Armed Forces expands

The Swedish Armed Forces expands

7 October202114:49

The Swedish Armed Forces is now being reinforced by two new units. In a festive ceremony in Arvidsjaur on 24 September, the Norrland Dragoon Regiment, K 4, was reinaugurated. “A historical day for Sweden and the Swedish Armed Forces” said Supreme Commander Micael Bydén. On 1 October, the Älvsborg Marine Regiment was next in line to be reopened in Gothenburg. The inauguration marks the beginning of an even more robust Swedish defence.

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First exercise with tanks at P 18 in 21 years

24 September202113:35

"A tank regiment should have its tanks”. Ulf Hamberg, head of the 181st Tank Battalion, is content as he comments the first exercise with tanks at P 18 in 21 years.

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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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