The defence organisation in Nordic countries - Some comparisons


  • Löfstedt Helge

Publish date: 2005-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1577--SE

Pages: 80

Written in: Swedish


In this report, some preliminary data and conclusions are reviewed and presented from a present study on the ability of Sweden and other countries to create useful military capability from their defence expenditures. Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway are changing their defence forces since the end of the cold war in the beginning of 1990-ies. the changes and reductions concerning the Swedish defence forces are in several aspects larger thean those in her neighbours. Denmark and Norway started earlier than Sweden with a reform and reduction process that is similar to what is done in Sweden. In Finland the process is more of a continouos development. A result of the study is that the operating activities in land warfare forces seems to be more productive in the nordic neighbours than in Sweden. An explanation to that may be that the costs per employee are higher than in the neighbours for the coming years.