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.

Misplaced USB memory stick contained classified information 4 January 20084:11 PM

A misplaced USB memory stick found on a public computer was handed over to the Swedish Armed Forces. The stick contains two classified documents. The Swedish Armed Forces, taking the incident very...

Army chaplain for Christians, Muslims and non-believers 10 December 200712:00 PM

Army chaplain, prison chaplain and former military police. Armed with a gun, an automatic rifle, and a bible, Andrew Holm is prepared to embark on his fifth foreign mission. Holm is an unusual priest,...

Psyops – old knowledge in new form saves lives 10 December 200712:00 PM

Psyops, psychological operations, is a relatively new activity for the Swedish Armed Forces. With Sweden’s expanded commitments in international contexts, however, it has now become a self-evident...

New threats demand fast research 10 December 200712:00 PM

Adaptation to what is called asymmetric warfare in which it must be possible to meet unconventional and unexpected threats in a variety of unforeseen situations not only requires a change in thinking...

Proving ourselves 10 December 200712:00 PM

For a couple of years now we’ve been mustering our forces for the Nordic Battlegroup.

This is how the rapid deployment force was created:
Deficiencies in the EU’s crisis management led to the Battlegroup concept
10 December 200712:00 PM

About three years ago, Sweden was given the assignment of establishing a completely new unit for international deployment. Since then, the Nordic Battlegroup has grown into something much more than...

NBG’s airborne capacity:
Like a flying car ferry
10 December 200712:00 PM

Imagine a Finland ferry just before it sails from the dock in Stockholm. That’s just about what it looks like when one of the world’s largest air freighters is loaded with armoured vehicles and...

Many difficult questions for NBG’s head of personnel: ”What do we do if a Swedish soldier disappears or is captured?” 10 December 200712:00 PM

The criticism has been hard at times: “We aren’t prepared and we’ll be sending soldiers home in body bags”. The head of personnel, Per-Erik Laksjö, responds: “War is highly dangerous. I can’t imagine...

NBG restores law and order in Xland 10 December 200712:00 PM

Nordic Resolution is the first exercise in which all units in a battle group in the EU’s battle group concept have exercised together. Nearly 2800 soldiers from five countries will together become the...

Complete emergency hospital on the way 10 December 200712:00 PM

A soldier has stepped on a mine. Another has been wounded by gunfire, and a third has been in an automobile accident. Ensuring that all three can be treated quickly, undergo treatment at the same time...