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

  • Sweden and the United Kingdom enhances Defence Cooperation

    Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon signing the Programme of Defence Cooperation
    Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon signing the Programme of Defence Cooperation in London. Photo: Marinette Nyh Radebo/Regeringskansliet

    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

    Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter signed a bilateral Statement of Intent
    Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter signed a bilateral Statement of Intent. Photo: Marinette Nyh Radebo/Regeringskansliet

    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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