Swedish Armed Forces Plans to Roll out RFID System to Track Equipment

Having spent more than a year on testing the use of passive UHF RFID tags on uniforms destined for Swedish soldiers, the Swedish Armed Forces intends to begin rolling out a permanent RFID system sometime within the next 2-5 years. The technology will be used to track personal soldier equipment, in order to improve efficiency at multiple locations throughout the country.

The Swedish Armed Forces has been testing a variety of RFID solutions since 2004 to determine how the technology could help provide visibility to goods sent overseas. Now the military’s logistics and material divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.

“The armed forces have been inspired by civil industries to use passive RFID to streamline different work processes, and obtain a more accurate accounting in near real time.”