Military defence

This area concerns military defence, coordination with civil defence and issues related to total defence service. This also includes cooperation on defence and defence materiel with other countries.

Responsible for military defence

Responsible minister

Pål Jonsson
Pål Jonson Minister for Defence

Responsible ministry

News about military defence

  • Press conference on the NATO accession process and Swedish security

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    After a meeting of the new National Security Council on 24 January, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson held a press conference on the NATO accession process and Swedish security.

  • Heavy advanced weapons to Ukraine

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government today presented a large three-part support package to Ukraine. The package includes a procurement cooperation scheme, instructions to the Swedish Armed Forces to prepare the transfer of the Archer Artillery System, and the largest defence equipment package to date. This includes recoilless rifles with ammunition, anti-tank weapons, assault rifles, mine clearance equipment, Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) with ammunition, and light anti-armour weapon Robot 57 (NLAW), worth SEK 4.3 billion. 

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