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.

Repititionsutbildning. Närskydd. Soldaterna övar försvarsstrid ute på marma skjutfält.
Wartime posting is extended for 5 000 conscript soldiers 30 December 202012:49 PM

By 2030, the Swedish Armed Forces will expand and add several new war units, which must be staffed and equipped. The Swedish Armed Forces’ personnel reserve comprises of many thousand conscript...

HMS Uppland är till sjöss igen.
Defence capability reinforced by modernised submarine 30 December 202012:47 PM

Recently, HMS Uppland was transferred from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to the Swedish Armed Forces, following comprehensive modernisation at the Saab Kockum shipyard. The modernisation...

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...