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.

Stridspilot cyklar till sitt flygplan.
The Swedish Armed Forces takes   additional steps towards a sustainable defence 18 June 20213:40 PM

In 2020, the Swedish Armed Forces’ sustainability efforts contributed to achieving the UN sustainability goals. The previous environmental report has now been upgraded to a sustainability report in...

JAS 39 Gripen eskorterar amerikanskt bombflyg av modell B52.
Coordinated naval armed conflict with US heavy bombers 11 June 20213:53 PM

Hostile targets in the Baltic Sea must be destroyed. A force comprising of helicopters, aircraft and vessels is assigned to solve the task, together with a vehicle-borne missile unit. This was the...

Adapted Veterans' Day celebrations
Adapted Veterans' Day celebrations 31 May 20213:57 PM

This year’s Veterans’ Day was held at Berga castle at the 1st Marine Regiment. As last year, the ceremony was a digital event broadcast live on the Swedish Armed Forces’ Youtube channel. The ceremony...

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The last Swedish troops return from Afghanistan 27 May 20212:44 PM

On 25 May, the last of the FS 40 Swedish troops landed at Jönköping airport, escorted by two JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft. The troops were then transported to Göta Engineers, their home regiment....

Flag lowered after 20 years in Afghanistan
Flag lowered after 20 years in Afghanistan 20 May 20212:23 PM

On Saturday 15 May, a historic flag ceremony was held in Kabul, in the presence of the head of the multi-national force, Resolute Support Mission, US General Scott Miller and large parts of his staff....

Vaccine for all personnel serving abroad 19 May 20213:44 PM

The government has announced that the Public Health Agency will ensure that all Armed Forces personnel serving abroad is vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Patrull under två dygn med plutonen CQ.
Foto: Kn John Lidman/Combat Camer
The Swedish Armed Forces to terminate the mission in Afghanistan 4 May 20217:37 PM

Following the US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, NATO confirms that the Resolute Support Mission, RSM, in which Sweden participates, will be terminated.

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Sweden ranks highest in the world’s major cyber defence exercise 26 April 20212:33 PM

On 13-15 April, the cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2021 was held, with 22 participants from 22 different countries. The Swedish Armed Forces participated with the Swedish Police, the Swedish...

Task Force Takuba är en multinationell specialförbandsinsats. Bilden visar specialförbandsoperatörer från andra nationer på plats i insatsområdet.
Three Swedish soldiers slightly injured by roadside bomb in Mali 22 April 202111:27 AM

On Wednesday night, a Swedish patrol, part of the multinational Special Forces’ operation Task Force Takuba, hit a roadside bomb in eastern Mali. Three Swedish soldiers suffered minor injuries.

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Recruits make themselves heard at the National Congress of Conscripts 19 April 20212:39 PM

On Monday 19 April, the military service congress for 2021 was held. The congress is the highest decision-making body of the conscription authority and has representatives from military units from all...