The Swedish Security and Defence Association is open to companies whose production of security and defence equipment and services constitutes an essential part of their output. The Association currently has 81 member companies including about 64 SMEs. The purpose of the Association is to promote the common interests of the security and defence industry and to strive for increased understanding of its importance to Swedish security and defence policy. The Association represents the Swedish security and defence industry in ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe), NIAG/PfP (NATO Industrial Advisory Group/Partnership for Peace) and are the appointed Swedish National Defence Industry Association (NDIA) towards the EU (European Defence Agency, EU Commission) and in the Nordic context (NORDEFCO), this in addition toclosely co-operating with defence industry organisations and associations in several countries.
The Association maintains a close dialogue and collaborates extensively with the Swedish government as well as supporting agencies such as the Swedish Armed Forces, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).