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.

International collaboration reinforces the military search ability
International collaboration reinforces the military search ability 16 October 20192:43 PM

From 16 th of September to 11 th of October an Advanced Search Advisor Course were facilitated by Göta Engineer Regiment. The course is a part of a project that European Defence Agency (EDA) started...

Finding a Swedish submarine is close to mission impossible
Finding a Swedish submarine is close to mission impossible 17 June 20191:22 PM

Somewhere beneath the surface of the Baltic Sea, a submarine moves slowly through the water. The sonar operators report to the officer in charge what ships are moving on the surface. Hunting a Swedish...

The Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 is underway
The Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 is underway 28 May 20193:01 PM

For over a week now, foreign units have been in place in Lulea, Orland, Bodo, Rovaniemi, Jokkmokk, Hakkas and Gallivare to carry out the final preparations for the start of the exercise.

The Supreme Commander comments on the report of the Government Defence Commission
The Supreme Commander comments on the report of the Government Defence Commission 24 May 20199:58 AM

On 14 May, the Government Defence Commission, a working group consisting of representatives of all political parties, presented their report to the Defence Minister. The report contains proposals on...

SWEDEC hosted NATO working group
SWEDEC hosted NATO working group 23 May 201911:21 AM

The Swedish Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Demining Centre (SWEDEC) has hosted NATO’s working group for standardization within the subject matter of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), during five...

Stronger defence together
Stronger defence together 29 March 201912:00 PM

Northern Wind 2019 is over, after almost two weeks of intensive exercise activity in a large exercise area in eastern Norrbotten. – I had hopes that this would be a good exercise, but the outcome is...

Fatal accident during exercise Northern Wind
Fatal accident during exercise Northern Wind 25 March 201911:33 AM

At 00.55 a.m. on 25 March, a serious accident occurred during exercise Northern Wind in eastern Norrbotten in northern Sweden. One person has been confirmed dead after having been hit by a combat...

Stronger together
Stronger together 24 March 201911:12 AM

At the highest levels of command, the Swedish and Finnish armed forces know each other well. At the same time, the links are also growing stronger at soldier level. Northern Wind 2019 is another step...

Joint training efforts strengthen peacekeeping in Mali
Joint training efforts strengthen peacekeeping in Mali 22 March 201912:59 PM

Currently, a team of nine officers from Sweden and Finland is located in Timbuktu, Mali. The team is called “Nordic Defence Cooperation Mobile Training Team”, NORDEFCO MTT, and their mission is to...

Ready for winter warfare
Ready for winter warfare 19 March 201910:50 AM

The planning work has been going on for 18 months. Preparation, winter training, battalion exercises and transportation have been going on for over a month, and now the participating units are in...