Tag: Swedish Armed Forces

  • More and more Swedes receive military deployments

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — The number of Swedes with war deployments increased by 66,000 individuals to over 404,000 in the second half of 2022 and it is expected to increase further, Sweden’s Television (SVT) reported on Monday. According to the Swedish law, workplaces can order their employees to stay at work if the government […]

  • This is how enemies can attack our power grid

    This is how enemies can attack our power grid

    The electricity grid has rarely been such a talking point as it was this winter. The energy system is under pressure, electricity is expensive and there are warnings about electricity rationing. Svenska kraftnät, which is responsible for the transmission network, or the main network, has seen an increased threat from foreign powers in recent years. […]

  • Suspected of spying for Russia for ten years – today the trial begins

    Suspected of spying for Russia for ten years – today the trial begins

    There are two brothers who are suspected of spying for Russia. Both deny wrongdoing. One of them has worked in a number of sensitive positions within Swedish state administration for ten years. These are positions within the Security Police, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Customs Service. At the time of his arrest in […]

  • Swedish military chief promises support for NATO’s efforts

    Swedish military chief promises support for NATO’s efforts

    washington – Sweden is committed to NATO’s worldwide 360-degree strategy to meet both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, and that includes both Russia and China, the top Swedish military official told an audience in Washington this week. “As of today, we do not see any alarming Russian movements along our borders,” Micael Byden, the top commander […]

  • The quantum computers that will crack Sweden’s secrets

    The quantum computers that will crack Sweden’s secrets

    Our everyday lives and the security of the kingdom depend on digital keys that protect our secrets. But the development of quantum computers threatens that security. The race to the next type of supercomputer Two parallel races are currently underway: One is about being the first with the new technology and accumulating secrets without anyone […]

  • EXTRA: Here is the evidence against the suspected spy brothers

    EXTRA: Here is the evidence against the suspected spy brothers

    The indictment against the “spy brothers” is here. Gräns ​​explains what we now know and what it might mean. This looks like it could be one of the biggest espionage cases in Sweden ever, according to Tony Ingesson, espionage researcher at Lund University. The prosecution: He was Russia’s mole in the Swedish intelligence service The […]

  • The Swedish Armed Forces: Military advice for joining NATO is introduced

    The Swedish Armed Forces: Military advice for joining NATO is introduced

    Today, the Swedish Armed Forces presents the agency’s future finances and capabilities. Commander-in-Chief Micael Bydén and Director General Mikael Granholm, who participate from the armed forces, will also go through the continued support to Ukraine and the upcoming NATO entry. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.

  • Russia stops participation in UN agreement that allows Ukraine to export grain

    Russia stops participation in UN agreement that allows Ukraine to export grain

    Moscow has suspended implementation of a UN-brokered grain export deal that has allowed more than 9 million tonnes of grain to be exported from Ukraine, helping to ease the global food crisis and lower prices. The Russian Defense Ministry said it would no longer guarantee the safety of cargo ships participating in the UN-led initiative, […]

  • Kamikaze drones create the new horror of war

    Kamikaze drones create the new horror of war

    When the bridge between the Russian mainland and the annexed Crimean peninsula is blown up, Vladimir Putin responds with attacks on Ukrainian cities. Among the missiles targeting civilians are Iranian suicide drones. And drones have a big role in the war in Ukraine, not least in propaganda. On Twitter, for example, there are constantly new […]

  • A historic military exercise is organized in Finland, with Swedish troops under Finnish command

    The goal of the exercise was to improve tactical and technical interoperability and improve the ability to receive Swedish armed forces in Northern Finland.

  • Sweden prepares Ukrainians for military service

    Sweden prepares Ukrainians for military service

    The UK-based training program comes after Sweden renounced centuries of neutrality by applying to join NATO Swedish instructors will train Ukrainian civilians in Britain to prepare them for service in Kiev’s military, the Nordic nation’s defense ministry said on Sunday. With the British hoping to prepare 10,000 Ukrainians for combat, the announcement suggests that Kiev’s […]

  • Total Defense – It is expected of you if the war comes PART 2

    Total Defense – It is expected of you if the war comes PART 2

    War trained without war placement Michael Malm from the Total Defense Department answers listener questions that have come after the section on the Total Defense. What can energetic pensioners do in the Swedish Armed Forces? What happens to all Swedes abroad? And is anyone expected to be able to take a weapon and go into […]

  • Swedish, American troops carry out exercises on the Baltic Sea

    Swedish, American troops carry out exercises on the Baltic Sea

    GOTLAND, Sweden: US Marines and the Swedish Armed Forces have made airdrops and amphibious landings on the island of Gotland, with a population of 58,000, as part of a NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea, entitled BALTOPS. About 7,000 soldiers and 45 ships from 14 NATO countries as well as Sweden and Finland participated in […]

  • Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Visby, Sweden – Having to defend Gotland against a foreign invasion was such a far-fetched notion for Swedish decision-makers at the beginning of the century that they demilitarized the Baltic Sea. Now the Swedish Armed Forces is back, and they are practicing together with American troops not only how to defend the island with a […]

  • To escape from a war or a catastrophe – it is expected of you

    To escape from a war or a catastrophe – it is expected of you

    What do you take with you when you escape? If you have to flee from a fire, explosion or, worst of all, a war, there is something you should know: how do I get information about where I am going? Who decides when it’s time to leave home and what should I take with me? […]

  • It happened during the war in Ukraine

    It happened during the war in Ukraine

    Participants: Magnus Gimåsmajor and exercise planner at the Swedish Armed Forces’ ground combat school. David Carlqvistforeign reporter at Ekot Host: Olle Wiberg Producer: Tomas Eriksson Technician: Maria Stockhaus

  • Israel’s Elbit, the Swedish Armed Forces’ ammunition deal for tanks worth USD 27 million

    JERUSALEM, March 21 (Xinhua) – The Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced on Monday that it has been awarded a contract worth 27 million US dollars to provide the Swedish military with highly explosive tank ammunition. The contract, recognized by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, would be carried out over a 10-month period, the […]

  • Right now: Ask your questions about the war in Ukraine

    Right now: Ask your questions about the war in Ukraine

    P4 Extra devotes an hour to the war in Ukraine – where listeners can call in and get answers from both experts and Swedish Radio’s correspondents on site. Those who answer questions are: Jörgen Elfving, former lieutenant colonel and former head of the Swedish Armed Forces’ intelligence school and an employee at MUST. Alexandra Stråberg, […]

  • If the war comes to Sweden – The Swedish Armed Forces’ Chief of Operations Michael Claesson

    If the war comes to Sweden – The Swedish Armed Forces’ Chief of Operations Michael Claesson

    Hosts: David Druid, Kodjo Akolor and Margret Atladottir

  • Thoughts on European streets are explained by Russia

    Thoughts on European streets are explained by Russia

    Armored vehicles were pictured rolling through the streets of a Swedish city when the military quoted “tensions?” between Russia and Ukraine Sweden has moved to increase security on Gotland’s largest Baltic Sea island in order to? Adapt? its security strategy to the? tense situation? on the Russian-Ukrainian border, located about 1,700 km southeast. Residents of […]