FXM’s vision is for exports and international cooperation to strengthen security. FXM provides promotion to Swedish companies in the defence sector – provided that there is a benefit for the Swedish Armed Forces.
FXM plays a coordinating role among the defence authorities and the support could mean tasking other agencies to rent out test facilities and equipment or to train foreign pilots and crews within Government to Government contracts.
The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) is a central government agency tasked with developing Swedish defence through defence and security exports.
The needs for equipment of the Swedish Armed Forces are not sufficient to maintain a competitive Swedish defence industry. Exports and cooperation are required to create the conditions for defence industrial competence in Sweden.
More intensive international exchange helps us to safeguard skills that are adapted to Swedish needs.
FXM has three main assignments.
To promote Swedish defence exports, but only when these exports contribute to strengthening Swedish defence
If Swedish defence can benefit from such exports, FXM is able to help Swedish defence companies with their exports. In order for it to be able to provide assistance, each export deal is required to have a permit from the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (ISP). Read more here
To be responsible for intergovernmental defence export business deals
FXM takes part in selected procurement proceedings throughout the world on behalf of Sweden. FXM also administers the Gripen agreements with, for example, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand. Read more here.
To manage the sales of surplus equipment from the Swedish Armed Forces
When the Swedish Armed Forces needs to sell surplus equipment, which can be anything from socks to helicopters, the Swedish Armed Forces may assign FXM with the task of managing these sales. Read more here.