World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Swedish Amphibious Corps

Article Id: WHEBN0004700434
Reproduction Date:

Title: Swedish Amphibious Corps  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Marines, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, List of military diving units, Ak 5, Håkan Syrén
Collection: Marines, Naval Units and Formations of Sweden
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Swedish Amphibious Corps

Coat of arms of Amfibiekåren.

Amfibiekåren (the Amphibious Corps) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as Kustartilleriet (the Coastal Artillery), but the name was changed to reflect its different role in a post-Cold War world, where its amphibious special operations arm, "Kustjägarna" (The Coastal Rangers), has grown in significance while its coastal batteries have been decommissioned.

The Amphibious Battalion is the main combat unit of the Amphibious Corps. With its anti-ship missiles, controllable mines and kustjägare or naval infantry units it can exercise control in littoral areas.

External links

  • Website in Swedish and in English
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.