According to information, the decision was made during a quick process due to the current security policy situation.

As recently as November, a major investment was made in the Air Defense Regiment when the Armed Forces handed over the most expensive weapons investment to date, the American robot system Patriot, which was purchased for SEK 10 billion.

- The new facility will house the patriot system and will meet the Armed Forces' need for training and many other activities linked to the system, says Maria Bredberg Petterson, Director General of the Swedish Fortifications Agency.

20,000 square meters

The new facility will be the size of Stockholm Castle, approximately 20,000 square meters.

Construction will begin in 2023 and end in 2025.

- It is of strategic importance to have a well-functioning facility in Halmstad, says Max Elger, Minister of Financial Markets.