Arctic Shield 18 in Rovajärvi

Tuesday 27.11.2018

Arctic Shield 18 in Rovajärvi

The phases of this training exercise will involve altogether approximately 4,800 participating persons in total, mainly from the Kainuu Brigade, Jaeger Brigade and Pori Brigade. Additionally, in conjunction with the mutual defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden, a Swedish Army detachment of 200 soldiers in strength will be partaking in this exercise from 4 to 12 December 2018.

Incorporating all service branches and command levels of the Finnish Army, the training exercise Arctic Shield 18 will entail training cooperation as part of coordinated fires and live exercise combat training. The training objectives will include developing Finnish Army capability across the area of Northern Finland, validating the sustained operating level of the troops trained as well as enhancing multinational interoperability.

Read more about the exercise on web page maavoimat.fi/en/arcticshield18-en.

Public Information Officer of the exercise Satu Hujanen, tel. +358 299 451 113.

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