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.

Försvarsmakten har genomfört en beredskapsinsats i sydöstra och mellersta Östersjön. Anledningen är den omfattande militära verksamheten som pågår i Östersjöregionen.
High readiness action in the Baltic Sea and in Gotland 25 August 202011:18 AM

The Swedish Armed Forces has initiated a high readiness action in the south-eastern and southern Baltic Sea, due to the current, extensive military activity in the Baltic Sea region.

Lena Persson Herlitz, chef för ledningsstabens inriktningsavdelning.
Lena Persson Herlitz, new Head of the Policy and Plans Department 24 August 20203:34 PM

The Supreme Commander has appointed Lena Persson Herlitz as the new head of the Policy and Plans Department. In connection with assuming her new position on 10 September she is promoted to Major...

Marinchefen Jens Nykvist tar emot vice amiral Andrew Lewis från amerikanska andra flottan på VIP-besök ombord på HMS Helsingborg och HMS Vinga.

HMS Helsingborg
Why Sweden exercises in the Baltic Sea 30 July 20202:34 PM

In the light of the changes in the surrounding world, the Armed Forces is operating in an increasingly complex security policy situation. Civil as well as military presence in the Baltic Sea is...

Minusma tightens its grip on Mali
Minusma tightens its grip on Mali 6 July 20202:38 PM

With more developed military capability and a reinforced mandate from the UN Security Council, Minusma will act more forcefully in the difficult situation in Mali.

Marinens fartyg övervakar ständigt det svenska sjöterritoriet. Här bilder från HMS Nyköping från juni 2020.
Maritime surveillance continues amid summer vacation and heat wave 30 June 20202:18 PM

Many of us are now enjoying the warm weather and have perhaps already started our summer vacation. The crews on the navy ships and the personnel in the maritime surveillance centres, however, continue...

Visningsbild för film. Försvarsmaktens intensiva vår.
Exercises, assistance and border protection – the Swedish Armed Forces has had an intense spring 8 June 20201:46 PM

During the ongoing pandemic, the Armed Forces has been assisting the community, while at the same time performing its regular duties, conducting readiness checks, exercising on its own and together...

Grattisfilm för Hemvärnet 80 år.
The Home Guard's 80th anniversary 29 May 20202:09 PM

It was on this day, 29 May 1940, that the Swedish Parliament passed the bill to establish the Home Guard. And so today, the Home Guard celebrates 80 years of service. “The Home Guard is a major and...

Revingefältet.
Biological diversity thrives thanks to the Armed Forces 29 May 202012:08 PM

The many exercise and firing ranges of the Armed Forces around the country all have high natural values and are home to many different red list plants and animals.

US bombers exercise in Sweden 20 May 20204:41 PM

The Swedish Air Force today conducted a combined air exercise with parts of the US Air Force, an exercise that had been planned for a long time, in which all air force units with fighter aircraft as...

HMS Gotland.
Modified submarine to enhance Swedish striking power in the Baltic Sea 18 May 20202:37 PM

HSwMS Gotland is currently the most modern, silent and efficient submarine in the Baltic and North Seas. Last Thursday, the Swedish Armed Forces and the First Submarine Flotilla received the upgraded...