Local defence exercise Pirkanmaa 19 will be visible in the Tampere area
A local defence exercise led by the Armoured Bridade, the exercise Pirkanmaa 19, will be organised in the region of Pirkanmaa from 4 to 8 March 2019. The participating exercise troops will be visible particularly in the Tampere area.
This local defence exercise will be partaken by service personnel and conscripts from the Armoured Brigade as well as reservists from the region of Pirkanmaa. Altogether, the strength of the exercise troops will be 165 persons in total.
The training objective of Pirkanmaa 19 will entail enhancing the competence proficiency of the personnel, reservists and conscripts in tasks and missions involving local defence. This exercise will also include inter-authority executive assistance conducted in cooperation with the Police. The Exercise Director will be Deputy Commander of the Armoured Brigade, Colonel Karri Heikinheimo.
In conjunction with Pirkanmaa 19, the Pirkanmaa Regional Office will arrange for the municipalities and authorities operating in the region a day focused on the notion of comprehensive security including local defence arrangements, inter-authority executive assistance as well as matters relating to readiness and preparedness.