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Coordinates: 63°50′14″N 20°15′14″E / 63.83722°N 20.25389°E / 63.83722; 20.25389

Totalförsvarets Skyddscentrum
Totalförsvarets skyddsskola vapen.svg
Totalförsvarets skyddscentrums vapen
Active 1953–
Country Sweden
Allegiance Försvarsmakten
Branch Försvarsmaktsgemensam
Role Totalförsvaret in Sweden

Company (Career officers: 64. Non-combatant employee: 15.

Group commanders, soldiers and sailors: 23)
Garrison/HQ Stockholm (1953–1970)
Kungsängen (1970–1992)
Umeå (1992–)
Colors Green and white
March "Nordsalut" (Lundqvist)[1]
Colonel Jan Demarkesse

SkyddS coat of arms 1953-1988.

Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum (SkyddC) is a Swedish military unit with expertise regarding CBRN defense used by both the army, marines and the air force. The unit has been existing in different forms since 1953. Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum is localised together with Västerbottensgruppen (UG 61) within Umeå garrison (also known as Umestan), which is the barracks that previously were used by Västerbottens regemente.


The center has its origin from the gas technicians who were employed in the Swedish Armed Forces in the 1930s. In 1953 the Arméns skyddskola was formed within Infanteriets stridsskola (Infantry Combat School) (InfSS) in Rosersberg. When InfSS was moved to Linköping the "Skyddskola" was transferred to Svea Life Guards (I 1), with had its former location at Ulriksdal.

In 1968 the school received new tasks and the name was changed to Defense Protection School (protective). 1970 moved the school along with the Svea Life Guards to Kungsängen.[2] On 1 July 1988 the school was separated from the Svea Life Guards, and received new tasks with a focus on Totalförsvaret, with this organizational change, the school changed the name to Totalförsvarets skyddsskola.[3][4]

After that the parliament voted for the Government Bill 1987/88: 112, it was decided that the school would be relocated in 1992 to Umeå garnison.[3][4]

On 27 July 2009 the last batch of conscripts started their training. Their training took place at Swea kompani at Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum.[5] These were later to be discharge at the 17 June 2010.[6]

Most of the Swedish CBRN expertise is now gathered in Umeå, where SkyddC since autumn 2008 is part of a network that is part of the European CBRNE Center, including the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council and Umeå Municipality.[7]

The Swedish government decided in late 2010 to expand the CBRN focus with an indoor facility at SkyddC. This is to increase the safety of the training with CBRN material.[8] In total around 80 million was to be invested in the facility.[9]

Name, Designation and Compound[]

Arméns skyddsskola 1953 1968
Försvarets skyddsskola 1968 1988
Totalförsvarets skyddsskola 1988 2000
Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum 2000
SkyddS 1953 2000
SkyddC 2000
Rosersberg (F) 1953 1961
Ulriksdal (F) 1961 1970
Kungsängen (F) 1970 1992
Umeå (F) 1992


  1. Sandberg, Bo (2007) (in Swedish). Försvarets marscher och signaler förr och nu. Gävle: Militärmusiksamfundet med Svenskt Marscharkiv. p. 209. ISBN 978-91-631-8699-8. 
  2. Holmberg, Björn (1993) (in Swedish). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: [en uppslagsbok] : en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek (SMB). p. 64. ISBN 91-972209-0-6. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Om Totalförsvarets skyddscentrum" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Regeringens proposition 1987/88:112-om lokalisering av en för totalförsvaret gemensam skyddsskola" (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. "Inryckning till Swea kompani" (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  6. "Sista muck!" (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  7. "Centrum för säkerhets- och sårbarhetsforskning invigs vid Umeå universitet" (in Swedish). Umeå universitet. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  8. "Unik CBRN-anläggning byggs i Umeå" (in Swedish). Försvarsmakten. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  9. "Försvaret kan få unik anläggning i Umeå" (in Swedish). Folkbladet. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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