Naval Conuter SOF-Unit
One of the most difficult threats to prevent, against naval bases, is stealth operations carried out by an
enemy's elite Special Forces units. To face these threats, Bassäkerhetskompaniet - Bassäk (Naval Counter
SOF Unit) was formed especially equipped and trained to fullfill their mission of protecting
naval bases against enemy special forces.
Today every service-branch has their own anti-sabotage units. The Air
Force has Flygbasjägarna (Swedish Air Force Rangers, SAFR), the Army
has Militärpolisjägarna (Military Police Rangers) and now the Navy has
Bassäk (Naval Counter SOF-Unit).
A Naval Counter SOF-Unit company consist of 133 man and 12 dogs,
one command/baggage platoon, two SäkJakt (Counter SOF Ranger)
platoons and two Säkbevakning (Counter SOF Guard) platoons. They can,
with their own vehicles or small fast boats, move anywhere they are
needed. Concealed transports can be carried out with canoes or special
One SäkJakt unit consist of four soldiers and one dog:
Squad leader, armed with an Ak5 & m203 (Ak5c)
Dog handler, armed with an Ak5
Support man, armed with an Ksp m/90
Medic, armed with an Ak5b
The medic is also the units' sharpshooter and 1/4 ton lorry-driver. The
support man drives the boat issued to the unit.
Performing tactical field analysis is typical work for fully trained SäkJakt
units. They cooperate with the Swedish Air Force Rangers, the Military Police Rangers, the Assault Divers
and other units if necessary.
Before this test the enlists spend one week in field and
perform a 70-100 km march during this time. All
squad-leaders have to do this test twice.
Bassäk's motto is "Humility towards the task - Imperative Execution"