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.

Fält scholarship for 2007: The Armed Forces’ first military mountain guide 10 December 200712:00 PM

Mikael Amlert from Kiruna, a military mountain guide, alpine rescuer and home defence platoon commander, is the Fält Scholarship recipient for 2007.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors: Sweden has a high reputation in international deployment 10 December 200712:00 PM

“Nordic Battlegroup is important not only for renewal of the armed forces but also for motivation and attraction when recruiting personnel for other international deployments,” says Defence Minister...

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...

Swedish-Finnish map factory on location in exercise area 10 December 200712:00 PM

Regardless of where in the world an NBG deployment takes place, the Swedish-Finnish unit Geospatial Support Group (Geo SG) is prepared to produce custom maps on location for staff units and individual...

Weapons and flags for the NBG 10 December 200712:00 PM

When a joint heraldic coat of arms was to be developed for NBG, the lion was a natural symbol, since this king of beasts is included in the coat of arms for all four of the countries around the Baltic...

He is the link between the EU and the NBG
“Prepared for everything”
10 December 200712:00 PM

“We shall be able to commence an assignment within a radius of 6,000 kilometres from Brussels within a timeframe of ten days – if it is further away it will take longer. But there are no geographic...