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Attack Dykarna

The Swedish Navy's Attack Divers are an elite unit of combat swimmers; similar in function to the US Navy SEALs or the British SBS. Attack Divers are tasked with performing intelligence gathering missions, acting as forward observes for aircraft, and naval gunfire, conducting direct action sabotage missions, and other special operations missions.

Prospective Attack Divers are drawn form the ranks of the Swedish Navy's elite Kustjagare (Coastal Rangers) units. Attack Diver training lasts approximately 10 months. During training recruits will learn the use of open and closed circuit diving systems, small unit tactics, underwater demolition, sabotage, dive medicine, combat survival, and various other combat related skills.

Upon completion of their training, the new attack divers are awarded the Swedish Navy's Diver qualification badge. In addition Attack Divers are also distinguished from their Kustjagare brethren by the fact that the gold Neptune's Trident, on their green commando beret, has the outer tines bent inward.

Attack Divers are attached to the Recon platoon of each Amphibian Battalion HQ Co. The Divers are organized into an eighteen man section, which is sub divided into three six-man squads. Within each squad each diver will be assigned a specific task such as commander, deputy commander, demolitions, sniper, signaler, or small boat coxswain.

Attack divers have access to all standard Swedish military small arms. They are extensively equipped with night vision equipment. For transport they use inflatable rubber boats, Klepper kayaks, speed boats, and Swedish Naval aircraft. Due to the fact they operate in an extremely cold environment, Attack Dykarna are equipped with specially designed "dry suits" to help them maintain their body temperature while in the water.