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.

Två soldater med ammunitionslåda.
The reinforced armoured battalion in Gotland forged together in a new environment 21 January 202211:37 AM

Gotland has had a lot of attention lately, but for the concerned units the situation has quickly become routine in a new environment.

Michael Claesson, insatschef.
Military reinforcements across the country 17 January 20221:03 PM

The Swedish Armed Forces has decided to redeploy resources in order to strengthen the operational capability on several locations in the country. “The security situation in the vicinity of Sweden has...

Gripen E
The first JAS 39 Gripen about to be delivered 7 December 20212:14 PM

Swedish Saab recently presented the first six serially manufactured Gripen E to the Swedish Armed Forces Commander Swedish Air Force and the Commander Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft are soon to be...

Ukrainabesök vid Swedec 2020
The Swedish Armed Forces´ support to Ukraine is growing 26 November 20213:30 PM

Since 2018, the Swedish Armed Forces has contributed with personnel to the Canadian-led training and exercise mission Operation Unifier. The Swedish contribution currently consists of four individuals...

Do you want to include gender perspective in your exercise planning? Download the Exercise Guide today! 25 November 20211:01 PM

Military exercises represent the highest, most complex form of functional preparation for military operations. To apply a gender perspective in military exercises, we need to prepare military staff to...

New era for Swedish air defence
New era for Swedish air defence 19 November 20215:47 PM

The introduction of the new PATRIOT system on 18 November 2021 marks the beginning of a new era for Swedish air defence. The system, which goes by the name of Air defence system 103 (LvS103), is a...

Task Force Takuba under Swedish command
Task Force Takuba under Swedish command 17 November 20213:42 PM

The newly appointed Swedish commander of Task Force Takuba took formal command of the multi-national Special Forces mission in Mali on Wednesday.

Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, i samtal med svenska soldater.
Stoltenberg: "I’m impressed by the professionalism of the Swedish defence" 1 November 20214:18 PM

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Swedish and Finnish defence ministers and ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council were able to monitor Swedish and Finnish ships as they conducted a...

Live firing with US rocket artillery 25 October 20214:30 PM

During the ongoing Special Forces exercise, new capabilities and weapon systems have been tested to enhance the joint operational capability in the vicinity of Sweden. For the first time, the US...

Top secret submarine weapon checked under realistic circumstances 21 October 202111:16 AM

During a dark October night, one of the Navy’s submarines met a service ship to load torpedoes. What happened in the quiet bay on the Swedish east coast proves that one of the top secret capabilities...