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 Jonson Minister for Defence

Responsible ministry

News about military defence

  • Minister for Defence Pål Jonson to receive U.S Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

    On Wednesday 19 April, Minister for Defence Pål Jonson will receive United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. The visit will take place at the Muskö Naval Base, where the ministers will convene for a bilateral meeting, hold a joint press conference and take part in a demonstration of the Swedish Armed Forces’ military capabilities.

  • Strengthening Sweden’s military defence and preparations for NATO membership

    Minister for Defence Pål Jonson.
    Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    The 5th of April, the Government presented investment proposals that will be included in its Spring Amending Budget. The proposals aim to create conditions for the continued growth of Sweden’s military defence and make preparations for NATO membership. Increased appropriations totalling SEK 660 million are proposed in the Spring Amending Budget for 2023. In addition, it is proposed that the Swedish Armed Forces’ authorisation to place orders be increased by SEK 16.78 billion.

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