The Armoured Brigade will lead the Army mechanized exercise Arrow 23 at the Pohjankangas shooting and training area in Niinisalo from 1 to 14 May 2023. Of the total strength of ca. 2200 persons taking part in the exercise, more than one thousand are conscripts and about 850 international troops.
Units from the Armoured Brigade, Karelia Brigade, Kainuu Brigade, Jaeger Brigade, Army Academy, Utti Jaeger Brigade and establishments subordinate to the Defence Command will participate in the exercise. The exercise will also include flight operations of the Air Force and the Army. Approximately 1300 persons from the Army will participate in the exercise, including over 1000 conscripts. Some 200 Defence Forces vehicles will be involved in the exercise.
Units from the land forces of the United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the United States will participate in the exercise. In total, the strength of the international troops will be about 850 persons and ca. 185 vehicles. The equipment of the international troops will include, among others, Warrior infantry fighting vehicles (United Kingdom), Pasi armoured personnel carriers (Latvia), M113 armoured personnel carriers (Lithuania), CV90 infantry fighting vehicles (Estonia) as well as Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and Abrams main battle tanks (United States).