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.

Responsible minister

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

News from Ministry of Defence

  • Georgian Minister for Defence Levan Izoria visited Sweden

    The Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Georgia’s Minister for Defence Levan Izorias
    The Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Georgia’s Minister for Defence Levan Izoria. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Officies of Sweden

    On 24 January, the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Georgia’s Minister for Defence Levan Izoria. The Ministers discussed defence cooperation, total defence and the security policy situation.

  • Inquiry report on equipment and logistics provision to the Swedish Armed Forces

    The Inquiry proposes that activities in the Defence Materiel Administration relating to the operation and maintenance of equipment be transferred to the Swedish Armed Forces. This will thereby create a cohesive war organisation with associated logistics resources at the Swedish Armed Forces.

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.

Defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden

In the autumn of 2013, Sweden and Finland announced their intent to deepen their defence cooperation.

The 2015 commission inquiry on The manning system of the Military Workforces presents the Official Report

A robust manning system of the military defence The manning system of the armed forces is ultimately intended to man all units with an adequate amount of soldiers and personnel that are trained under conditions that make it possible to meet the demands of the Swedish defence and security policy.

Research and development in area of defence needs to be strengthened says Inquiry

On 15 December, the Government’s Inquiry Chair Björn von Sydow presented his report ‘Research and development in the area of defence’ to the Government.

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