The Logistic Command has the overall responsibility for providing the units further out in the operational area with the necessary orders and control measures, to ensure that they get what they need in terms of food, water, spare parts and medical supplies.
“During the exercise, the Logistic Command is to create a joint logistical situational picture for the Swedish Armed Forces. This is the basis for decision-making for the senior command”, says Brigadier General Michael Nilsson, commander of the exercised logistic command.
The logistics of the Swedish Armed Forces is divided into two parts; the front and the rear. Logistic Command orders transports between the rear and the front levels and has the overall perspective of transports and storage. In the LC front command are various staff functions, and representatives of the five different logistical functions, as well as representatives with logistical competences of ground, sea, air and military region.
Joint logistical command facilitates the creation of a coherent logistical chain, and finding synergy effects.
“Logistics is vital and oftentimes crucial in armed conflicts. A coherent logistical chain makes our warfighting units more resilient. To me, Aurora 23 is an important part of the development of logistics and the Swedish Armed Forces”, says Brigadier General Michael Nilsson.