The intention of the train was to reinforce tactical and technical interoperability, and enhance the flexibility to obtain Swedish Armed forces in Northern Finland.
The Finnish Army hosted a historic navy train drill this week in Northern Finland.
The train, codenamed Vigilant Knife, was held within the Rovaniemi and Rovajärvi areas of Finnish Lapland and marked the primary event Sweden positioned its troops below Finnish navy command.
The drill, which ended on Friday, additionally included about 80 personnel from the UK.
“What was new was that Sweden handed over its troops to the command or management of the Finnish Army. This has by no means occurred in navy drill workouts earlier than,” Arto Hirvelä, Chief of Workers of the Kainuu Brigade, informed Yle.
In whole, about 880 Swedish personnel had been concerned within the train.
“It’s distinctive that this was launched at such brief discover. For instance, we needed to plan the arrival of overseas troops for the train fairly rapidly,” Hirvelä stated, including that solely only a few members of the Kainuu Brigade had been conscious that the train was going forward till final week.
“The principle pressure was alerted on Monday morning, when the planning began, so there was a really brief discover interval,” he stated.
The military’s official Twitter account revealed on Monday that the fight section of the train had begun.
A press launch added that the Jaeger Brigade, the Kainuu Brigade and the Karelia Brigade represented the Finnish military within the drill, in addition to contributors from the Army Command, the Guard Jaeger Regiment, the Pori Brigade, and the Finnish Border Guard.
In whole, about 200 service personnel and 1,300 conscripts and reservists from the Finnish Defence Forces took half within the week-long train.
“The target of the train is to reinforce tactical and technical interoperability in addition to to enhance the abilty to obtain Swedish Army forces in Northern Finland and to prepare the host nation assist obligatory for the items,” the press launch said.
The coaching train was a part of the Army’s complementary coaching and train exercise for the summer time of 2022.