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.

Flygplan
Swedish and US air forces in joint exercise in south Sweden 18 February 20222:32 PM

The Swedish Armed Forces and the US Air Force are currently conducting a joint exercise. On 18 February, Swedish fighters are escorting US B-52 Stratofortress of the Bomber Task Force in the airspace...

Mali
The Swedish contribution to Task Force Takuba to be dismantled according to plan 17 February 20222:58 PM

France today announced their withdrawal of troops from Mali. This decision will not affect the Swedish contribution to the French-led Task Force Takuba. The Swedish contingent will be dismantled...

British CDS Admiral Tony Radakin and Swedish Supreme Commander,  general Micael Bydén meeting media after the JEF meeting at Norrbotten Wing, Lulea, Sweden feb 15th.
The Supreme Commander meets with counterparts in the rapid reaction force JEF 16 February 20222:05 PM

Enhanced cooperation and determination to protect shared values were two of the points in focus when the chiefs of defence in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) met at F21 in Luleå on 15 February to...

Uniformssystem
Supplier contracted for delivery of new uniform 9 February 20224:33 PM

The contract for the new joint Nordic Combat Uniform System was awarded to the Norwegian supplier Oskar Pederson AS. It is the first time that Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway enter a common...

På Skaraborgs flygflottilj rycker 92 st värnpliktiga in idag 20 september. Av dessa är 39 procent kvinnor. Årets befattningar är stabsassistent, flygmekaniker, drivmedelssoldat, flygbassäkerhetssoldat, R3 – fälthållningssoldat samt logistiksoldat.
Soaring public interest in the Swedish Armed Forces 9 February 20221:30 PM

The current security policy situation and the January reinforcement of troops in Gotland have spurred the willingness to defend the country. January saw a record number of applications to the Home...

Visbykorvett i blåst.
Continued reinforced sea surveillance 2 February 20223:00 PM

Combat vessels from the Third and Fourth Naval Warfare Flotillas have patrolled the sea to a larger extent than normal. Along the Swedish southern coast, the ships have demonstrated presence and...

Två soldater med ammunitionslåda.
The reinforced armoured battalion in Gotland forged together in a new environment 21 January 202211:37 AM

Gotland has had a lot of attention lately, but for the concerned units the situation has quickly become routine in a new environment.

Michael Claesson, insatschef.
Military reinforcements across the country 17 January 20221:03 PM

The Swedish Armed Forces has decided to redeploy resources in order to strengthen the operational capability on several locations in the country. “The security situation in the vicinity of Sweden has...

Gripen E
The first JAS 39 Gripen E about to be delivered 7 December 20212:14 PM

Swedish Saab recently presented the first six serially manufactured Gripen E to the Swedish Armed Forces Commander Swedish Air Force and the Commander Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft are soon to be...

Ukrainabesök vid Swedec 2020
The Swedish Armed Forces´ support to Ukraine is growing 26 November 20213:30 PM

Since 2018, the Swedish Armed Forces has contributed with personnel to the Canadian-led training and exercise mission Operation Unifier. The Swedish contribution currently consists of four individuals...