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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.

Ceremoni Livgardet 500 år.
500th Anniversary of the Life Guards and the Army 21 January 20213:23 PM

On 14 January 1521, sixteen men from the county of Dalarna were selected to guard the life of the future king, Gustav Eriksson Vasa. They followed him during the liberation struggle against the Danes,...

Task Force Takuba, Mali
Mali (Task Force Takuba) 18 January 202110:30 AM

Task Force Takuba is a multinational special forces task force that is a part of the on-going French-led Operation Barkhane. The Swedish troop contribution to Task Force Takuba is a helicopter-borne...

Skärmdump ÖB:s årsfilm
The Supreme Commander envisions broad-based and excellent defence 14 January 202112:50 PM

On Tuesday morning, Supreme Commander Micael Bydén gave a talk at the Folk and Försvar (Society and Defence) digital conference, taking stock of the previous defence resolution period as well as...

Repititionsutbildning. Närskydd. Soldaterna övar försvarsstrid ute på marma skjutfält.
Wartime posting is extended for 5 000 conscript soldiers 30 December 202012:49 PM

By 2030, the Swedish Armed Forces will expand and add several new war units, which must be staffed and equipped. The Swedish Armed Forces’ personnel reserve comprises of many thousand conscript...

HMS Uppland är till sjöss igen.
Defence capability reinforced by modernised submarine 30 December 202012:47 PM

Recently, HMS Uppland was transferred from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to the Swedish Armed Forces, following comprehensive modernisation at the Saab Kockum shipyard. The modernisation...

Rysslands ökade närvaro i östersjön kallade till Beredskapsinsats på Gotland.
The Defence Resolution lays down the basis for more security and stability 15 December 20201:09 PM

The Total Defence Bill approved on 15 December entails a significant and necessary change of directions for the Swedish total defence. The reinforcement of the total defence that has already been...

Solar panels may cause radio frequency interference in aircraft radio, rescue service communication channels, radio broadcasts and SIGINT 9 December 20204:04 PM

Assigned by the government, the Swedish Armed Forces and the National Electrical Safety Board have launched a study of what type of electrical facilities may cause electromagnetic interference, and to...

Jas 39 gripen
Successful tests with fossil-free fuel 3 December 202010:22 AM

Already in 2017, several successful test flights were conducted with aircraft JAS 39 Gripen with a mixture of fossil-free fuel. Continued tests show unchanged performance with the biofuel, as compared...

Malin Persson, chef för Skaraborgs flygflottilj (F 7), tar emot sina amerikanska gäster.
US Special Forces in joint exercise in Sweden 11 November 20201:06 PM

US units and aircraft are currently based on the Skaraborg Air Wing within the framework of Swedish Host Nation Support. The US units are part of a Swedish-led exercise held along the Baltic Sea coast...

Ukrainsk delegation vid Swedec 2020
Swedec supports establishment of Ukrainian demining centre 4 November 20209:45 AM

There is a longstanding and well-established bilateral partnership between Sweden and Ukraine. The Swedish government has commissioned the Swedish Armed Forces to continue implementing defence-related...