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December 2014

2014-12-22

Hungary and Sweden sign supplementary agreement

Today the Hungarian Ministry of Defence and the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) have signed a supplementary agreement for the JAS Gripen lease-purchase agreement between the two countries. This supplement applies to extra maintenance equipment to strengthen Hungary’s capacity for taking part in international operations. The first JAS Gripen agreement between Hungary and...

2014-12-18

FXM has created clearer roles and greater transparency

With the establishment of the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM), the division of roles became clearer, the Government gained a broader overview and conditions for effective activities improved. Government support to the defence sector has become more transparent. This is what the Swedish Agency for Public Management writes in an evaluation of FXM’s...

2014-12-15

Feasibility study on Gripen for Belgium

In June this year, FXM received a request on joining a feasibility study for the country’s future combat aircraft procurement. FXM accepted and a background document has recently been submitted to the Belgian Ministry of Defence. The request applies to the next generation of Gripen, the Gripen E. Since 1979, Belgium has been flying the...

2014-12-15

SOFF and FXM launch tools to combat corruption

The Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF) and the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) are today presenting a joint anti-corruption training. The web-based course is planned to strengthen companies in the defence and security industry in their work to combat corruption and to inspire them to further work and knowledge on this...

2014-12-15

Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency to remain in place

The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency is to remain. The Alliance Parties’ budget bill was adopted by the Riksdag (Parliament) at the re-election on the budgetary framework on 3 December. The Alliance’s bill emphasises the importance of FXM remaining in existence. In a report of 12 December, the Committee on Defence writes that… “…an...

2014-12-03

FXM seminar in Brazil

On Thursday, 27 November, FXM held a seminar in Rio de Janeiro directed at marine technology. The seminar was held at the headquarters of the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) and was organised jointly by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the Swedish Armed Forces and the companies Rolls Royce, Saab Kockums and Swedeship. From...

October 2014

2014-10-28

FXM in research and innovation delegation to Brazil

The Director-General of the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency, Ulf Hammarström, and the Director-General of the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis, Dan Hjalmarsson, visited Brazil on 27–30 October. The Swedish delegation visited Brazil to study current research and innovation issues within the areas of defence and energy and to define opportunities and challenges...

2014-10-23

The Government plans to close FXM

In the budget proposition presented to Parliament today, the Government states its intention to carry out governmental export support through a different administrative structure than today, while preserving professionalism and transparency. The Government intends to close FXM during 2015. The declared intention does not constitute a decision that changes present tasks or responsibilities of the...

2014-10-10

Order of the Polar Star to Czech Brigadier General

On 18 September, the former Head of the Czech Republic’s Air Force, Brigadier General Jiri Verner received the Order of the Polar Star. Major General Micael Bydén, Chief of Staff of the Swedish Air Force and the Ambassador of Sweden to the Czech Republic, Annika Jagander, presented the Order after a decision by HM King...

2014-10-10

Agreement on phase-out

FXM is aware of the agreement between the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party on phasing out the agency. FXM is an agency responsible to the Government and is therefore waiting at the moment for the new Government to come to a decision. In the meantime, we are working according to the direction applying...