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

  • Sweden to take part in JEF activity to protect critical infrastructure in Baltic Sea

    Two corvettes (small warships) out at sea.
    Sweden will provide two Visby-class corvettes to the activity. Photo: Jimmie Adamsson/Swedish Armed Forces

    Damage to cables and pipelines in the Baltic Sea has been discovered recently on multiple occasions. The Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will increase its presence to help improve protection of critical underwater infrastructure in the region. Sweden will provide two corvettes.

  • Press conference following Nordic and Baltic defence ministers meeting

    On November 23, Minister for Defence Pål Jonson invited the media to a press conference, following the meeting with defence ministers from the Nordic and Baltic countries at Karlberg Palace.

  • New military support package to Ukraine

    Photo: Niklas Forsström/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government today adopted a proposal for an additional amending budget containing a new support package to Ukraine. The package, which is the fourteenth of its kind, includes artillery shells, spare parts, infantry equipment, communication equipment and Combat Vehicle 90 ammunition, worth around SEK 1.7 billion. The main part of the package regards ammunition and spare parts. In addition, the Government plans to adopt additional measures to supplement the direct materiel support, meaning that this support package will be worth a total of around SEK 2.2 billion. The Government also presented an assignment to the Swedish Armed Forces to analyse and report on the conditions for strengthening Ukraine through JAS 39 Gripen.

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