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.

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...

Rekryter vid P7
Maternity uniform soon here 3 November 20209:32 AM

The gender equal materiel supply project is beginning to take shape in terms of action plans and concrete measures.

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, flies near Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Sept. 23, 2020. The 352d SOW deployed to Ukraine to conduct bilateral training with Ukrainian Special Operations Forces, enhancing the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)
US units participate in Swedish exercise 29 October 20209:20 AM

In a few weeks, US soldiers, boats and aircraft will be taking part in a Swedish- led exercise along the Baltic Sea coast and in central Sweden. US units will be on site before the start of the...

Inskrivning i gymnastiksalen på Skaraborgs flygflottilj.
Growing number of women in military service 21 October 20202:58 PM

Since the reintroduction of compulsory military service three years ago, the number of women has increased by approximately one percentage point each year. This year, slightly more than 17 per cent of...

En luftvärnsstridsgrupp med robotsystem 97 och 98.

I oktober 2020 genomförde Försvarsmakten en oanmäld beredskapskontroll. Korvett från Fjärde sjöstridsflottiljen har fällt sjöminor som personal ur Marinbasen klargjort. Minorna fälldes i Stockholms södra skärgård för att skydda ett kustavsnitt. Detta skedde samtidigt som en luftvärnsstridsgrupp ur Luftvärnsregementet, Lv6, stått för områdesskydd med såväl luftvärnsrobotsystem 97 som det alldeles nya robotsystem 98. På marken har hemvärnsförband och regionala beredskapsstyrkor ur mellersta militärregionen stått för skydd från marken.
Readiness check of naval mine laying under air defence 19 October 20201:57 PM

Last week, the Swedish Armed Forces’ Chief of Joint Operations gave orders for an unannounced operational readiness check of units from all service branches including Home Guard units.

Båtar från USA anländer till F 17 i Ronneby.
The US train navigation in Karlskrona archipelago 14 October 202012:51 PM

In the next few weeks, US defence personnel and boats will participate in a Swedish exercise in the Karlskrona archipelago. The aim is to train/practise archipelago navigation together. The Swedish...