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.

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...

CMR - A MUCH NEEDED CONCEPT
CMR - A MUCH NEEDED CONCEPT 19 November 20182:04 PM

At SWEDINT another Civil-Military Relations Course just ended. The CMR course aims to give participants knowledge and understanding of the need for civilian, military and police officers to develop...

Time to take stock of Trident Juncture 18
Time to take stock of Trident Juncture 18 9 November 20189:26 AM

Trident Juncture is now over, the vehicles have been unloaded, the emergency maintenance of equipment is completed and the Swedish personnel are on their way home to their units for some well-deserved...

Stepping up to the mark
Stepping up to the mark 7 November 20188:38 AM

Now that the naval force has spent a week in joint build-up exercises according to a predetermined schedule, it is time to enter the next phase of the Trident Juncture exercise. A phase based on a...

Swedish-Finnish cooperation in Norway
Swedish-Finnish cooperation in Norway 1 November 201811:28 AM

Enhanced defence cooperation has been in place since the summer of 2015 following a decision by the governments of Sweden and Finland. An important part of the cooperation is to conduct multinational...

F 21 provides host nation support in massive NATO exercise
F 21 provides host nation support in massive NATO exercise 30 October 20181:02 PM

Trident Juncture 2018, the biggest NATO exercise in several decades, is taking place in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland. Three American flying units are based at F 21 in Luleå, and the base is...