News archive

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.

Leadership is key!
Leadership is key! 7 December 20173:26 PM

The yearly Commanding Officers seminar on Gender in Military Operations is underway at NCGM. The three-day seminar focuses on how Commanding Officers, Chiefs of Staff and branch heads can integrate...

European countries learn from each other
European countries learn from each other 8 November 20179:08 AM

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...

Integrating a gender perspective
Integrating a gender perspective 27 October 20173:36 PM

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,...

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.