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Fortification development

The operative capacity of the Swedish Armed Forces is dependent on functional defence facilities such as command centres, storehouses, sensor facilities, liaison facilities, bases and garrisons.

These facilities require fortified protection adapted to withstand the dynamic range of threats to which they can be subjected. This area includes physical barriers against weaponry, but also other kinds of protective solutions.

Within the Swedish civil defence society, there are seven priority areas: energy supply, IT/ electronic communication, transport, food including drinking water, health care, financial services and protection/ security. All these operational areas are dependent on the reliability and function of the underlying technical systems and that their functionality can be ensured during difficult conditions.

Through continuous global surveillance, the Swedish Fortifications Agency conducts threat assessments – sometimes in collaboration with other authorities. New weapons systems and methods of attack entail that the fortified protection, both in terms of military defence facilities and civil infrastructure, needs to develop since the rest of the world is constantly changing. It is for this reason that the Swedish Fortifications Agency prioritises fortification-oriented research and development.

Society’s need for new constructions and rebuilds, both within military and civil defence, is therefore constantly evolving. We have the resources and expertise required to fulfil this need, both from a protective as well as a construction perspective. This unique ability is what allows us to contribute to the development of Sweden’s total defence capabilities.