Based in Sodankylä and Rovaniemi in Lapland, the Jaeger Brigade is the northernmost brigade-level unit of the Finnish Defence Forces and specialises in Arctic training and air defence.
The Jaeger Brigade trains regional troops specialised in the demanding conditions of Lapland, as well as national air defence troops. The unique nature of Lapland and its Arctic conditions provide an excellent setting for training.
The Jaeger Brigade employs approximately 400 people, and approximately 2,200 conscripts carry out their military service there annually.
The research and development of training related to Arctic warfare are a natural part of the Jaeger Brigade’s activities.
The vision of the Jaeger Brigade is to be an internationally recognised centre of winter warfare and Arctic expertise in the Finnish Defence Forces.