"the Goal of two fully equipped armébrigader 2020 will not be reached. One explanation is that the conversion from utlandsfokus to a national defense takes time."
"– When you put on large organisations there are often delays. But we are definitely on the right path, " says minister for defence Peter Hultqvist (S)."
"Peter Hultqvist parts of the army chief Karl Engelbrektsons perception that the government's target for 2020 is within reach."
"– We have over a longer period of time pursued a dialogue with the armed Forces about this, so for me it is absolutely no novelty, " he says."
"minister of defense explains that the delay is due in part to the armed forces shifted the focus from international operations for the national defense, which makes the army's task is changing. He also draws on the earlier cuts."
" When we took over as government in 2014 was brigadformatet largely phased out. Now we have structures for the two brigades, one of which has been longer in development than the other."
"the Goal will be met, but when you like Peter Hultqvist't predict."
" I do not want to speculate. But I can say that we have done a lot to reverse the trend. We are definitely better today than in 2014, and we will be significantly better by 2020."
"At the moment, there is a armébrigad – which consists of about 4 500 soldiers, tanks and fighting vehicles – in Sweden, the other is not complete, and samtränad."
"TT: How good is the Sweden defence in the day?"
"– Now brings me to the classified information. But the defence today is better in all branches than what it was in 2014, " says Peter Hultqvist."
"TT: How big is the challenge to build up the defense again?"
"– You must have understanding that it takes a long time to build military units that are adapted to the equipment and the weapons systems. However it is possible very quickly to dismantle military capability. It was during a period in Swedish politics, there is much to learn from, what you should not do."