The departement's main task is to support the Swedish – British military relations in various areas. The Defence Department also covers military bilateral cooperation with the Republic of Ireland as well as deals with diplomatic clearances such as clearance for Swedish military personnel visits to the UK or permission for Swedish military airplanes/vessels to enter British territory.
The Defence Department of the Embassy is led by the Defence Attaché who has four main tasks:
Sweden's Ministry of Defence
Sweden's Armed Forces
Sweden's National Defence College
Sweden's Defence Material Administration
Sweden's Defence Research Agency
Sweden's Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls