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Utti Jaeger Regiment’s maritime activity exercise over the Gulf of Finland

Utti Jaeger Regiment
Publication date 31.10.2018 14.02
Press release

Utti Jager Regiment will organise the maritime activity exercise Shark 18 over the Gulf of Finland from 5 to 16 November 2018. The two-week training exercise will be conducted over the coastal and maritime environment area extending from west of Turku to off shore Porvoo. The exercise will be participated by a Swedish flight detachment.

The Utti Jaeger Regiment Helicopter Battalion sustains on-duty 24-hour readiness to provide inter-agency assistance in support of other authorities. This executive assistance readiness also includes maritime rescue missions.

The training objective of the exercise Shark 18 involves training the aircrews of the Helicopter Battalion in conducting maritime rescue activities as well as operating in maritime conditions. Altogether nearly 200 persons will be undertaking training as part of this exercise. The main equipment of the exercise will consist of the Army NH90 transport helicopters and MD500 light helicopters.

The composition of the Swedish flight detachment will incorporate approximately 20 persons and a NH90 transport helicopter.

Flight mission activities relating to this exercise will be operated around the clock during all times of the day. Training will be partly conducted in cooperation with other authorities and interoperability partners.