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

  • Formalisation of Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence cooperation

    Mr. Peter Hultqvist sitting a table.
    Mr. Peter Hultqvist signing the JEF Policy Direction document. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Finland

    Sweden has extensive defence cooperation with other states and organisations. This cooperation is an integral part of the solidarity-based security policy upon which Sweden builds security together with others.

  • Objectives for Swedish total defence 2021–2025 - Government bill ‘Totalförsvaret 2021–2025’

    Photo: Jimmy Croona/Swedish Armed Forces

    The government bill contains proposals on an overall objective for total defence, new objectives for military and civil defence, the direction of the force structure of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Content from the Ministry of Defence

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