Swedish Defence Research Agency

Founding Year: 1941

Staff: 1000

Budget: SEK 1,196m (2018)

Jens Mattsson (Director General)

A defense and security research institute and “government authority under the Ministry of Defense”, so most of its activities are assignment-based. Through research, it strives to “create an understanding of how societal and technical development interact” in order to “identify threats and risks at an early stage and contribute to sustainable solutions.”

Focus areas:


  • Reports
  • Newsletter
  • Podcast
  • News
    • Strategic Outlook 8 (Sep 2019, 108p) – A recurring collection highlighting “questions of great strategic importance for policy in the domains of defence, security, and foreign affairs.”


Swedish Defence Research Agency contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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  Geographic Foci


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