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Swedish Armed Forces
Försvarsmakten

Coat of Arms of the Swedish Armed Forces.
Current form 1975
Service branches
Swedish Army
Swedish Air Force
Swedish Navy
Home Guard
Headquarters
Stockholm
Leadership
Command-in-Chief
Government of Sweden
(Löfven Cabinet)
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson
Manpower
Military age
16-70 years old
Conscription No
Available for
military service 2,065,782 males, age 18-47 (2010 est.),​
1,995,451 females, age 18-47 (2010 est.)
Fit for
military service 1,709,592 males, age 18-47 (2010 est.),​
1,649,875 females, age 18-47 (2010 est.)
Reaching military
age annually 58,937 males (2010 est.),​
56,225 females (2010 est.)
Active personnel 19,951 Soldiers
22,000 Guardsmen
Reserve personnel 12,000 Reservists
Expenditures
Budget
SEK 48.451 billion (USD ~5.77 billion) (2015)
Percent of GDP 1.24% (2015)
 

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Swedish Marine Boarding Unit (“Bordningsstyrkan”) during Operation Atalanta in the guld of Aden outside the coast of Somalia 2013.



Swedish Marine Boarding Unit (“Bordningsstyrkan”)



































 

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Swedish Marine recon Sniper



Marine Counter SOF hunt a OPFOR unit during a training operation









 

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RAF Typhoon seen through a Swedish air force Jas 39 Gripen HMD: Image taken during "Exercise Meatball"


Swedish and US EOD in Afghanistan






















Support section in the 17th Home Guard Bn, each rifle platoon in the home guard consists of 3 rifle sections and 1 support section:










 

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42nd Armoured Battalion during Joint Warrior 2013
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42nd Mechanized Bn:



Arranging the Bn photo:



Wartofta tank coy gets introduced on how to work with the Ingbv120(Engineer vehicle based on Leo2)


Rearming and refueling:


Minebreaching with the Ingbv120 so the fighting vehicles and tanks can get into fighting position:


Armoured assault!:
 

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Motorized battalion is now getting introduction training on the new Patgb360(Patria AMV) A total of 113 has been ordered and will be the main vehicle of the battalion



Meanwhile, the battalions UAV-squad gets training on the new UAV-system. All manouvre battalions in the armed forces will get this new UAV-system.



Some recent images from Wartofta tank coy, 4th Armoured regiment.

The companys CSS-platoon

Old.school camo, still effective!



214th engineer coy(21st engineer bn) doing the engineer-thing. Building roads and bridges.










And a little bonus from the ARV-guys at Skånings mech inf coy(4th armoured regiment)




 

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7th light infantry battalion from the Royal life guard regiment exercises on the baltic island Gotland.























Marine in Afghanistan

 

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Mali. Advisors training the Malian Army





Skaraborg Wing (F 7)

Monday, April 15, a Hercules crew from Skaraborg Wing transport a fire truck from F17 in Ronneby to Visby. That was at least what they thought. But the journey was just a way to keep a secret training mission for the crew. Instead, they received orders to under time pressure transporting wounded soldiers from Skovde to Såtenäs.





 

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Skaraborg Wing (F 7)

Monday, April 15, a Hercules crew from Skaraborg Wing transport a fire truck from F17 in Ronneby to Visby. That was at least what they thought. But the journey was just a way to keep a secret training mission for the crew. Instead, they received orders to under time pressure transporting wounded soldiers from Skovde to Såtenäs.





 

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Air defense regiment (Lv 6)

Robot 97 Easy Company from Lv 6 squirmed a joint march up to Vidsel in Norrbotten County the week before Easter. Up in Vidsel waited not just a snow-covered landscape, biting cold and winter training, but they were also practicing sharp shooting robot.


 

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