Ministry of Defence
The Ministry of Defence is responsible for Sweden’s military defence and its support agencies. Its strategic planning includes international operations and security-building activities, which the agencies are instructed to implement and follow up.
News from Ministry of Defence
Sweden and the United Kingdom enhances Defence Cooperation
Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon have signed a Programme of Defence Cooperation. The Programme of Defence Cooperation shows political intent, giving support to the bilateral cooperation between Sweden and the United Kingdom, its development and continuation.
Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist signed US-Swedish Statement of Intent
On 8 June, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter signed a bilateral Statement of Intent. The statement sets out a strategic resolve to increase understanding and cooperation between the two countries’ defence ministries, armed forces and defence agencies.
NORDEFCO Annual Report 2015
2015 was both an eventful as well as productive year for the Nordic Defence Cooperation, NORDEFCO. The Annual Report 2015 highlights the work and achievements made during the Swedish Chairmanship last year.
Defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden
In the autumn of 2013, Sweden and Finland announced their intent to deepen their defence cooperation.
The Swedish Defence Bill 2016-2020
Thursday, April 23, the Government proposed a Defence Bill 2016-2020 for the Parliament. The defence bill is based on a broad political agreement between five parties; the Social Democratic Party, Moderate Party, Green Party, Centre Party and Christian Democrats.
Speech by Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist at the unveiling of the first Gripen E test aircraft
Linköping, 18 May 2016 Check against delivery.
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