Conscripts at Nyland Brigade
The Nyland Brigade is planned, equipped and trained for battle missions in the demanding special conditions along the coast and in the archipelago.
The Nyland Brigade produces among others coastal jaeger, mortar, engineer, headquarters and signal companies and trains military police, coastal missile men and vehicle and vessel drivers. During their military service approximately 40 % of the conscripts gain substantial leadership training, which is of use also outside of the Defence Forces.
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Amphibious Task Unit- International Crisis Management
What is ATU?
Nyland Brigade answers for the education of a coastal ranger unit, ATU or an Amphibious Task Unit. The tasks of the ATU involve reconnaissance, surveillance and searching especially along the coast, in the archipelago and in harbours. The education language is Swedish and English. The course is voluntary and based on application. International cooperation is trained during joint exercises e.g. with Swedish troops.
The training in short
The training differs much from the normal training for conscripts. During the first weeks the course the participants will gain elementary skills such as use of forcible means, communication in English, use of interpreter and a first aid course. Furthermore they receive information about explosives and training in peace-keeping and crisis management. The elementary crisis management is studied from a practical as well as a theoretical angle. Also different kinds of patrolling and surveillance are arranged. You will learn to handle most weapons. The conscripts also learn how to function at a Vehicle Check Point, e.g. checking persons and vehicles. Escorting forms another part of the training, where the participants are taught how to guard important persons and transports. Exercises in crowd control also forms an important part of the training.
Those who have received international ATU training are qualified for participation in crisis management and peacekeeping missions.