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

Försvarsminister Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

News from Ministry of Defence

  • Speech by Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist at the unveiling of the first Gripen E test aircraft

    Linköping, 18 May 2016 Check against delivery.

  • US Deputy Secretary of Defence visited Sweden

    US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji together with State Secretary Salestrand and Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work
    US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji together with State Secretary Salestrand and Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work. Photo: Marcus Björkman/Government Offices of Sweden

    US Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work visited Sweden on 26–27 April. State Secretary Jan Salestrand hosted the visit, whose theme was regional security. The visit included bilateral talks, meetings with the Nordic and Baltic state secretaries and visits to the F17 Wing in Kallinge and the Karlskrona Naval Base.

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.

Sweden and Denmark sign enhanced defence cooperation agreement

On the 14th of January 2016, the Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist and the Danish Minister of Defence Peter Christensen signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance and deepen bilateral defence cooperation.

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