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The Swedish Armed Forces practises Host Nation Support

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 11, 2017 18:21 CEST

The major exercise AURORA 17 begins today and one of the first events will be practising Host Nation Support (HNS) in Gothenburg. The capability to receive and provide support to other nations is an important element at a time of crisis or in regards of international exercises.

The media is invited to meet the Supreme Commander and air defence units from France and USA.

When: September 13th at 13.30-15.00 (Supreme Commander will be available at 14.00-15.00).
Where: Säve Airport (Gothenburg, Säve Depot, Holmvägen).
Applications: We need your application before 15.00 on September 12th, send email to
Applications have to include name, personal/social security number and organization/company. Press ID/accreditation is required for admission.
Other relevant information: Assemble at the Säve Depot at 13.00. Parking as directed on arrival. Buses will be available for transport within the area.

For further information about the Exercise AURORA 17 – visit
Any questions should be directed to the Swedish Armed Forces Media Centre, phone: +46(0)8-788 88 88.

Facts – Host Nation Support activities in Gothenburg
The practice of Host Nation Support will take place in Gothenburg 11th -20th of September. Military activity will take place at Landvetter Airport, Hisingen and Gothenburg harbour. Local training areas and ranges will be in use as normal during the exercise activities. The general public will notice various troop movements during the exercise.

Swedish units participating in the exercise in the Gothenburg area:
Gothenburg Garrison Headquarters and Home Guard units from Gothenburg and Sjuhärad.
Supporting units, e.g. logistics, transport, movement control units, and host units from six Air Defence Regiment.
Approximately 1200 personnel

Overseas units participating in the exercise in the Gothenburg area:
A French air defence unit and a US air defence unit
Approximately 200 personnel

Additional overseas units will arrive in Gothenburg, mainly by air, and move directly to other parts of the country.

Authorities cooperating in the Gothenburg area:
The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, the Gothenburg Port Authority, the Swedish Maritime Administration, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Transport Administration, the City of Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland, Swedavia, the Swedish Coastguard, Swedish Police Region West.