The units, including fighter aircrafts, helicopters and ground forces, are mainly based in Uppsala, Såtenäs, Ronneby, Kalmar and Linköping. Occasionally aviation operations will be carried out from reserve bases and airports such as Hagshult, Karlsborg, Råda, Trollhättan, Jönköping and Växjö. At the same time as the Air Defense exercise is in progress, the army is conducting their exercise Våreld.
The Air Defense Exercise aims to increase the Air Force and the ground-based air defense forces ability to national defense of Sweden. The exercise helps to build a stronger defense and increases The Armed Forces’ overall ability to meet an attack on Sweden.
The Swedish Armed Forces defend Sweden and the country’s interests, our freedom and the right to live the way of our choice. We cannot take our democracy, peace and freedom for granted. We hope for your understanding for the inconvenience this exercise may cause.
For more information about the exercise please visit www.forsvarsmakten.se/LFO22 (information in Swedish) or call 010-823 79 00.