Current international missions

The Swedish Armed Forces currently serves in eight countries. Our missions overseas primarily involve peacekeeping troops providing support to security efforts. Some 100* Swedish military personnel currently serve abroad. Missions vary in size, some only involve a few observers or advisers, whereas other missions involve units of deployed military personnel. At home, our rapid reaction units are always prepared to deploy to any part of the country.

*As of April 2023.

Hungary (HAW)

Heavy Airlift Wing, (HAW), is a multinational initiative that includes Sweden as its second largest nation, with 550 annual flying hours. The other eleven participating countries are: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary and the United States.

India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

Established in 1949, UNMOGIP supervises the ceasefire between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.


Sweden’s military involvement in Iraq consists of a force of 70 servicemen and women that are tasked with training Iraqi armed forces. The aim of the mission is to help Iraqi armed forces resist the development of the so-called Islamic State (IS). If necessary, the Swedish detachment can be temporarily reinforced by an additional 120 members of staff.

Korea (NNSC)

The task of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, (NNSC), has evolved over time, and is currently focused on maintaining the validity of the truce mechanism between North and South Korea, aided by a Swedish and Swiss presence in the demilitarised zone.

Kosovo (KFOR)

KFOR is a NATO-led multi-national force responsible for establishing and maintaining peace and security in Kosovo. This includes maintaining general law and order, and ensuring that agreements that were reached between factions at the end of the Kosovo war are adhered to. The force also supports the UN transitional administration in the province.

Middle East (UNTSO)

UNTSO was established in 1948 to monitor ceasefires and peace agreements between Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria.

Somalia (EUTM Somalia)

The European Union Training Mission Somalia, (EUTM), was launched in April 2010. The purpose of the initiative is to contribute to the stabilisation of the security situation in Somalia in accordance with the 2008 Djibouti agreement.

Sverige har återigen militär personal i FN:s mission i Västafrika, Minurso. Från den 21 juli tjänstgör 4 svenska officerare i missionen.
Western Sahara (MINURSO)

Western Sahara is situated in the north-western part of Africa, surrounded by Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria. Until 1976, Spain controlled the area, but left following a protracted armed conflict with the guerilla movement Frente Polisario (Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el Hamra y Río de Oro). Following Spain's departure, Mauritania and Morocco advanced into the area, and the Frente Polisario took up battle against the new rulers.

Yemen (UNMHA)

Over the last four years, the ongoing conflict in Yemen has escalated to a catastrophic level with large parts of the population in need of humanitarian aid to avoid starvation.