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
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 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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