Swedish Defence Materiel Administration is a government agency tasked with supplying weapons and equipment to the Swedish Armed Forces. It is a department of the Ministry of Defence, and not a unit of the Swedish Air Force. As such it is comparable to the French Direction générale de l’armement or the British (pre-privatisation) Qinetiq.
The history of this organisation goes back to 1926, when an Aviation Board (Flygstyrelsen) was established to oversee equipment purchases for the just formed Swedish Air Force. In 1936 the Aviation Board was renamed the Royal Aviation Administration (Kungliga Flygforvaltningen), and expanded to comparable status with the already existing Army and Navy Administration organisations. In 1968 the Army, Navy and Aviation Administrations were merged into a single Defence Materiel Administration.
||Aviation Board established
|1 July 1936
||Aviation Board renamed Royal Aviation Administration
|1 July 1968
||Swedish Defence Materiel Administration formed
The FMV is responsible for the program management, development and purchase of all weapon systems for the Swedish Armed Forces.
Manage the development and introduction into RSwedAF service of the JAS 39E Gripen.
FMV aircraft carry the standard Swedish national markings – i.e. the three crowns roundel. Some aircraft carry SWEDISH AIR FORCE titles, even though they are not in fact service aircraft.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
FMV aircraft follow the Swedish military serial numbering system, which consists of a five or six-figure number. The the first two or three numbers being the aircraft type designation number, and the remaining three numbers an individual identity number, which normally starts at 001 for each type, e.g. JAS 39C 39230.
FMV aircraft use the Swedish military aircraft designation system.
Current Aircraft Inventory
Table of Current Service Aircraft
All-Time Aircraft Used List
All-Time Table of Aircraft Used
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports of aircraft on order or in service known.
FMV, 115 88 STOCKHOLM.
The FMV is divided into a number of directorates, including the Systems and Production Management Directorate; the Procurement and Logistics Directorate and the Test and Evaluation Directorate. The latter conducts ground and flight testing of aircraft and weapons from a number of airfields around the country.
Current Unit Assignments
Table of Current Unit Assignments
Historical Unit Assignments
To be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The main air bases currently used are Arboga, Karlsborg, Linkoping-Malmen and Vidsel.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the FMV.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Swedish Aviation Bibliography – to be added.
To be added
FMV Official Website
wikipedia: Defence Material Administration
wikipedia: Swedish Air Force Material Administration
Facts about Test and Evaluation