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I have no idea if this is a factor in the Swedish approach, but they are organized and trained in a mainly 'Defend Sweden' mode, as opposed to an expeditionary military that is common in other countries like the US, UK and Canada.
For example, I recall attending a lecture on cold injuries given by a Swede and one of the first 'actions on' was to find a local cabin and take the casualty there for treatment. This, of course, was unthinkable to us. The 'S' Tank is another example of a home defence focus.
Having said that... please carry on!
Not to mention even on our home turf there would be places you would be hard pressed to find a cabin before the poor blighter turned into an icicle.
Having said that though - when it comes to fighting the platoon - doesn't it make sense to fight your 4 mph troops separately from, although in conjunction with, your 40 mph troops?
Otherwise you 4 mph troops are cargo for a good chunk of the 40 mph fight and then they become a 4 mph anchor when they dismount. Admittedly there is a difference between only having small arms to influence the fight and having UAVs, MFCs/FOOs, NLAWs and 4 km ATGMs.
In the Canadian case an infanteer with a C7 is an SLR - Self-Loading Rifle, and not much else.