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Amphibious Corps
Amfibiekåren
Amfibiekåren vapen.svg
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
Founded 1 July 2000; ago (2000-07-01)
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Navy
Role Coastal defense
Amphibious warfare
Part of Swedish Navy
Motto(s)
  • 2nd Amphibious Battalion: Ubique Vigilans ("Active everywhere")
March "För kustartilleriet" (Åke Dohlin)[1]
Engagements War in Afghanistan
EUFOR Tchad/RCA
EUNAVFOR
Insignia
Cap badge AM.088419.jpg

The Amphibious Corps (Swedish language: Amfibiekåren , Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as the Coastal Artillery (Swedish language: 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.

Organization[]

The 1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1) 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 Marine Regiment is also responsible for training three Home Guard battalions, one of whom is based on Gotland. These are the:

1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1)[2]
  • 2nd Amphibious Battalion
  • 17th Amphibious Patrol Boat Company - the company also has anti-submarine warfare capable units based in Gothenburg.
  • 28th Home Guards Battalion Roslagen
  • 29th Home Guards Battalion Södertörn
  • 32nd Home Guards Battalion Gotland
  • 132nd Naval Security Company

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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".[3]

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