Defence Department

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    Embassy of Sweden Photo: Erik Sundberg

The Defence Department at the Embassy of Sweden in London is a part of the Swedish Armed Forces.

The main task is to support the Swedish – UK military relations in various areas. The Defence Department in London also covers military bilateral cooperation with the Republic of Ireland.

The Defence Department also deals with diplomatic clearances such as clearance for Swedish military personnel visits to the United Kingdom or permission for Swedish military airplanes/vessels to enter British territory.

The Defence Department of the Embassy is led by the Defence Attaché who has four main tasks:

  • To function as liaison hub between the Swedish Armed Forces and the UK Armed Forces
  • To report on the United Kingdom’s defence policy to the relevant Swedish authorities
  • To support the Swedish defence industry
  • To advise the Ambassador of Sweden and provide him with expertise in all defence-related issues