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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.

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Sweden ranks highest in the world’s major cyber defence exercise 26 April 20212:33 PM

On 13-15 April, the cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2021 was held, with 22 participants from 22 different countries. The Swedish Armed Forces participated with the Swedish Police, the Swedish...

Task Force Takuba är en multinationell specialförbandsinsats. Bilden visar specialförbandsoperatörer från andra nationer på plats i insatsområdet.
Three Swedish soldiers slightly injured by roadside bomb in Mali 22 April 202111:27 AM

On Wednesday night, a Swedish patrol, part of the multinational Special Forces’ operation Task Force Takuba, hit a roadside bomb in eastern Mali. Three Swedish soldiers suffered minor injuries.

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Recruits make themselves heard at the National Congress of Conscripts 19 April 20212:39 PM

On Monday 19 April, the military service congress for 2021 was held. The congress is the highest decision-making body of the conscription authority and has representatives from military units from all...

ÖB Micael Bydén besöker Livgardet i mars 2021
General Micael Bydén continues as Supreme Commander 1 April 202112:39 PM

On 1 April, the government decided to extend the mandate of Supreme Commander General Micael Bydén until September 2024.

Ett sjukhuskompani från Försvarsmedicincentrum i Göteborg har byggt ett fältsjukhus och tar emot skadade.
Swedish Armed Forces highly ranked among the public 29 March 20213:02 PM

The percentage of the general public who are confident or very confident in the Swedish Armed Forces has increased from 36 per cent in 2016 to 63 per cent in 2021. This is evident from the yearly poll...

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Gotland air defence is reinforced 17 March 20216:08 PM

Air defence missile system 23 has now regained its former strength. It was put in the materiel reserve a few years ago, but now it is back on the island.

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Supreme Commander Micael Bydén is Leader of the Year 2021 11 March 20216:21 PM

Supreme Commander Micael Bydén has been named Leader of the Year, by Chef magazine. The prize is awarded every year, with the purpose of promoting good examples among Swedish leaders and spreading...

Tougher penalties for mapping protection-worthy assets
Tougher penalties for mapping protection-worthy assets 26 February 20211:21 PM

Recent years have seen an increase of the number of reported breaches of access bans. In 2020, several court procedures were carried out against individuals that had breached the access ban to...

FILE PHOTO: A Russian flag is seen on the laptop screen in front of a computer screen on which cyber code is displayed, in this illustration picture taken March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo  X02307
Sweden is facing complex threat situation 26 February 20218:44 AM

The current antagonistic threat situation that Sweden is facing is political, economic and military, all at once – not “either or”. Thus, the threat situation is now broader and more complex. The...

20210222 Samövning med USA. Svenska Jas 39 Gripen eskorterar amerikanska B-1B Lancer i svenskt luftrum.
Joint exercise with US bombers 22 February 20216:15 PM

Sweden has invited the US to a joint Swedish-led exercise. On Monday afternoon, an additional joint exercise was held with US bombers in Swedish airspace.