The Army organises and trains ground forces and air defence units. In co-ordination with the Air Force and the Navy, Army units conduct domestic and international operations together with other nations, organisations and authorities.

Military units

The primary task of the Army's military units is to contribute to the defence of Sweden through the capacity to repel a similarly equipped opposing ground force. If directed to do so by Parliament, military units should also be prepared to take part in military operations outside Sweden. In such cases, the Army contributes personnel and materiel. A number of army units are assigned to international force registers. Parts of these units serve within the auspices of military peacekeeping operations.

Example equipment

Tracked vehicles
Early warning systems
Fixed and floating bridges
Demining equipment
Air defence missiles
Armoured vehicles
Combat vehicles
Tanks
Communication systems
Remote controlled aircraft systems
Mortars
Artillery

Army units

Mechanised units, equipped with combat vehicles, are among the Army's most powerful in terms of firepower. The units are trained and equipped for combat against all types of enemy in different terrains and environments.

Cavalry units train rangers, intelligence officers, and military police. Soldiers, some of whom serve in airborne units, can expect lengthy tours of duty behind enemy lines, in all sorts of terrain and under all sorts of conditions. The cavalry includes military security units.

Artillery units provide comprehensive training in ground-based indirect fire support, from sensors to command and control to weapon systems. These units' systems offer precision, long-range targeting and all-weather operability.

Air defence units provide ground-based defence system training, including sensors, command and control, and weapon systems. These systems are used to protect populated areas, military units and air bases against aerial attack.

Command and control units train staff and communication units, primarily for the command and control of combat forces and for senior command functions.

Engineering units specialise in fieldwork. This involves altering terrain in various ways to complicate enemy operations and support their own operations. These units are also tasked with disposing of ordnance.

Support units are responsible for supplying combat units with provisions, medical care and performing equipment repairs.

CBRN units handle chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear threats and incidents. Their primary role involves the detection, identification, monitoring, warning, reporting, physical protection and risk reduction of CBRN threats.