Swedish Amphibious Corps
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
|Founded||1 July 2000|
|March||"För kustartilleriet" by Dohlin|
|Engagements||War in Afghanistan
The Amphibious Corps (Swedish: Amfibiekåren) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as 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, the Coastal Rangers, 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 core component of the Amphibious Corps is the 1st Marine Regiment, primarily based at Berga naval base near Stockholm.
- 1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1)
- 2nd Marine Infantry Battalion
- HQ Company
- 3X Rifle Companies
- Coastal Jaeger Company
- Support Company
- 17th Boat Company
- VBSS troop
- 132nd Marine Security Company
Also based in Gothenburg, is the Marine component of the 13th Security Battalion.
- 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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