The army will consist of permanent and contracted units. Only a small proportion of the soldiers will be employed fulltime.
It should be possible to organise most of the army's forces in battle groups (seven of them). A battle group will be put together around a manoeuvre battalion, which comprises the core of a unit. Based on actual needs and tasks, the manoeuvre battalion will be built on, using different parts of other units, such as artillery, engineering or air defence units. The navy and air force should be able to strengthen the battalion when needed, for example, for support and transports. Battle groups should be able to conduct independent operations and be part of a larger unit, which may also be multinational.
These combined battle groups will be highly mobile and will be able to move rapidly throughout the country. On the other hand, it will take longer time for particularly heavy materiel such as tanks. In order to have good standby capability on Gotland, a company of tanks will be stored there.
Outside the operational organisation, a reserve unit of four mechanised battalions will be available.