Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016

Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016 will take place from 15–25 November at the Rovajärvi firing range.

The exercise is the Finnish Defence Forces’ largest overall live firing and leadership exercise of this year. All in all around 4,000 conscripts, reservists and regular personnel from all the Army brigade-level units and the Border Guard will take part. A detachment of 45 soldiers from Sweden’s Artillery Regiment (Artilleriregementet, A9) will also participate in the exercise as part of the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish Armies.

The Army Combined Fires Exercise will develop formation and task force firing as well as interoperability between branches of service on a broad spectrum. The exercise is made up of task force and system training phases that focus on especially field artillery and infantry live firing, planning of firing and leadership. In relation to Army activities, also research and artillery field tests will be conducted during the exercise.

During the exercise, the aim of the bilateral cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish Armies is to develop joint fire know-how and improve the interoperability of the troops. The exercise is approved by the Ministry of Defence as a part of the Finnish Army’s international exercise plan for 2016.

The Army’s Combined Fires Exercise is led by the Army Academy and commanded by the Army Academy’s Deputy Commandant, Colonel Petteri Rokka, and Inspector of the Artillery, Colonel Pasi Pasivirta.

Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016 is over

Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016 is over

Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016 is over on 25 November at the Rovajärvi firing range.
25.11.2016 | 11.14
Finnish and Swedish Defence Ministers visited in Rovajärvi

Finnish and Swedish Defence Ministers visited in Rovajärvi

Defence Ministers from Finland and Sweden visited the Army Combined Fires Exercise on Thursday at Rovajärvi.
24.11.2016 | 17.10
FISE-cooperation in battlespace firing management

FISE-cooperation in battlespace firing management

One of the exercises to be held as part of the Army Combined Fires Exercise 2016 is the NORTHER 16 exercise, which takes place on 18–24 November 2016. A detachment of Swedish soldiers is also participating in the exercise. NORTHER 16 is a live firing exercise, the purpose of which is to train troops in joint firing procedures in a multinational operating environment and develop international interoperability.
21.11.2016 | 21.47
Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces inspected the Army Combined Fires Exercise

Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces inspected the Army Combined Fires Exercise

Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg came to inspect the Army Combined Fires Exercise on Thursday.
18.11.2016 | 11.54

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