Sweden’s Elite Coastal Rangers In Action

first published on April 7, 2016 by

Sweden’s elite Coastal Rangers (Kustjägarna) are a naval special forces unit specializing in amphibious operations such as retaking and defending Swedish islands and coastline territory. They are considered to be among the best trained service members in the nation’s armed forces.


The Coastal Rangers insert by means of watercraft or as less detectable divers. They will often be armed with Swedish AK5 rifles and supported with KSP90 light machine guns. They are identified with a trident insignia and wear green berets.

The following video shows the Kustjägarna in action, as well as the Amfibiekåren (Amphibious Corps) and Särskilda operationsgruppen (Special Operations Task group).