A functional defence
Sweden's defence must be well-prepared to be able to defend the country, but also to contribute to stability in the surrounding world. This requires a defence system that is adapted to today's threats and to the rapid sequences of events in which conflicts arise and are determined. This requires an operational defence that is functional and available. The Government is therefore establishing a new focus for Swedish defence in its Bill A functional defence 2008/09:140. A focus that will provide a significantly stronger defence capability.
In the Bill, the Government proposes a principle focus for the work of achieving a more functional and available defence. A defence that, unlike the old model, can immediately be deployed, wherever it is needed. The Swedish Armed Forces and its supporting agencies will therefore implement extensive reforms, in which the organisation will be given an entirely new basis and structure. This is necessary to achieve the best possible defence.