Western Europe is gearing up to meet the new security situation. And the Swedish Armed Forces is no exception. All in all the national defense budget is to be increased to two percent of Swedens gross domestic product. But it entails challenges to turn these monetary additions into increased military capability such as infrastructure, materiel and personnel, among other things.

Illustrations for Officerstidningen - a journal for members of the Swedish officer union.
Cover illustration - the list of material to be acquired is a long one, but the competition for military materiel is fierce at the moment since the whole of Europe are increasing their military forces.
During the years of disarmament, numerous machine halls, storerooms and warehouses were divested. Retrieving and building new is a time-consuming job with, among other things, lengthy processes with building permit applications and environmental permits.
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