Swedish Amphibious Corps
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
|Founded||1 July 2000|
|Part of||Swedish Navy|
|March||"För kustartilleriet" (Åke Dohlin)|
|Engagements||War in Afghanistan|
The Amphibious Corps (Swedish: Amfibiekåren, Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as the Coastal Artillery (Swedish: Kustartilleriet), but the name was changed to reflect its different role in a post-Cold War world, where its amphibious special operations arm, Kustjägarna, has grown in significance while its coastal batteries have been decommissioned.
The Amphibious Regiment is the main combat unit of the Amphibious Corps. With its anti-ship missiles, controllable mines and Coastal Rangers, as well as marine infantry units, it can exercise control in littoral areas. The Regiment is primarily based at Berga naval base near Stockholm. Also based in Gothenburg, is the Marine component of the 13th Security Battalion. In addition, the 1st Amphibious Regiment is also responsible for training three Home Guard battalions, one of whom is based on Gotland. These are the:
- 1st Amphibious Regiment (Amf 1)
- 2. Marine Infantry Battalion
- HQ Company
- 202. Coastal Ranger Company
- 204. Rifle Company
- 205. Rifle Company
- 206. Rifle Company
- Support Company
- 17. Boat Company - the company also has anti-submarine warfare capable units based in Gothenburg.
- VBSS troop
- 28. Home Guards Battalion Roslagen
- 29. Home Guards Battalion Södertörn
- 32. Home Guards Battalion Gotland
- 132. Security Company
Heraldry and traditions
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the Swedish Amphibious Corps since 2000. It was previously used by the Swedish Coastal Artillery 1979–2000 and the Coastal Artillery Center (Kustartillericentrum, KAC) 1995–1997. Blazon: "Gules, two gunbarrels of older pattern in saltire above a flaming grenade and waves, all or".
- United States - Marine Corps of the United States
- Finland – Nylands Brigade
- United Kingdom – Royal Marines
- Netherlands – Netherlands Marine Corps
- Germany – Seebattalion
- Italy – San Marco Marine Brigade
- Spain – Spanish Navy Marines
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