The operational organisation
The new defence will be based on an operational organisation, consisting of permanent and contracted units.
The Home Guard will be an important part of this, with its newly established national protection forces. The permanent units, which will primarily be manned by full-time personnel will be on constant standby, which will make them directly available for rapid operations in Sweden and within and outside the region.
The majority of soldiers in the contracted units will be employed on a contract basis and will have their main employment outside the Swedish Armed Forces. They will have a service obligation for training, exercises and operations.
The permanent unit structure will provide soldiers and sailors with better conditions, since they will be trained, conduct exercises and when needed, take part in operations with the same unit.