The Swedish Government has commissioned the Armed Forces and the Defense Material Workshop (FMV) to conduct the reorganisation of data in the material and logistics supply.
The new organisation is slated to enter into service on 1 January next year.
The current budget bill highlights that material and logistics provision is essential in enhancing operational capabilities of the military units to enable them to carry out tasks peacefully with increased defence preparedness.
In 2012, the government initiated a restructuring of logistics operations in the country’s armed forces. This meant large parts of the logistics resources were transferred to the Swedish FMV.
In June 2015, the government issued the Defense Policy Enlargement Bill to adjust the goal of defence logistics conversion, supporting the goal of enhancing the capacity of the war units.
In addition, the government appointed a special investigator the task of conducting a review of the total material and logistics supply to the Swedish Armed Forces in terms of organisation, accountability and financial governance.
The inquiry proposed that activities in the FMV relating to the operation and maintenance of equipment be transferred to the Swedish Armed Forces.
Sweden’s national legislature and decision-making body Riksdag has ordered the government to implement the announced organisational change.
The government shared details about the investigation in the current budget bill.