Military Capabilities

Sweden’s Defence Commission report underscores deterrent role of navy

21 May 2019

Key Points

  • Increased naval capability will strengthen Sweden's deterrent posture, according to Defence Commission
  • The Commission's report recommends augmentations to the Swedish navy's surface ship, submarine, mine warfare, helicopter, and amphibious capabilities

Upgrades recommended for the Royal Swedish Navy's (RSwN's) force structure are designed to augment the service's deterrent effect in the face of enduring instability in the Baltic Sea region, Swedish officials have told Jane's .

The upgrades have been recommended by the influential, cross-party Swedish Defence Commission in its most recent white book that was published on 14 May. The report assessed Sweden's security situation and defence developments, and provided guidance for government thinking about defence procurement priorities and budgets for the 2021-25 period.

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