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Full steam ahead with Nato preparations 20 September 20223:52 PM

The Swedish contribution to Nato may consist of ships to the alliance’s permanent naval forces, combat aircraft to the stand-by forces for air policing and land units to the reinforcement units in the...

Flygplan
US bombers exercised mine dropping over Öland 5 September 20224:08 PM

On Friday, the Swedish Armed Forces conducted another joint exercise with US Air Force. Off the coast of Öland, sea mine dropping was exercised together with the navy.

800 Swedish troops under Finnish command in northern Finland
800 Swedish troops under Finnish command in northern Finland 30 August 20223:34 PM

This week, Finnish and Swedish army units are conducting a joint exercise on site in Finnish Lapland. Some 800 Swedish troops will be under Finnish command, together with more than 1 300 Finnish...

Peder Ohlsson Komm Dir
Peder Ohlsson is the new Chief of Communications and Public Affairs 26 August 20224:09 PM

On 26 August, the Swedish Armed Forces welcomed a new Chief of Communications and Public Affairs. Brigadier General Peder Ohlsson will now take office after the resigning chief, Brigadier General Mats...

Major readiness check in the north of Sweden
Major readiness check in the north of Sweden 24 August 20222:23 PM

The Swedish Armed Forces is now conducting an unannounced readiness check just north of the town of Kalix. The exercise comprises some 700 troops from different army units, and it will continue until...

Norska F-35 och amerikansk B-52 övar med Jas 39 Gripen
B-52s dropped live bombs over Vidsel in northern Sweden 19 August 202210:41 AM

On 18 August, the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) conducted a combined joint exercise with the US Bomber Task Force and the Norwegian Air Force. Swedish JAS Gripen aircraft escorted a number of US B-52...

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Skaraborg Regiment is responsible for the training support to Ukraine 17 August 20223:38 PM

Planning is underway in the Army and the Swedish instructors will soon be heading to the UK. The first Ukrainians will be trained in weapons handling and medical care in October. “The greater the...

Almedalen på Gotland
Focus on Ukraine crisis during Almedalen Week 5 July 20224:17 PM

The military-strategic situation, the expansion of the Swedish defence and Russian warfare capability are some of the questions that will be discussed by the Swedish Armed Forces during the week in...

Kroppsskydd
The Swedish Armed Forces orders body armour adapted for women 28 June 202211:10 AM

In the future, it will be easier for women in the Swedish Armed Forces to fulfl their combat tasks. The first body armour adapted for women will soon be delivered.

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Private individuals risk their lives in military firing ranges 14 June 202212:29 PM

The number of private individuals entering military firing ranges is a growing problem for the Swedish Armed Forces. It is not only prohibited to enter these areas according to the Installations...