"the Northern Wind 19 is the largest militärövningen in Norrbotten, sweden since 1991 and the price tag will be then. 46.5 million crowns, it costs the armed forces to practice with the units from Finland, Norway, the united kingdom and the united states. Still think the defense that they will cheap away, then the visiting countries pay for themselves."
"Around 10, 000 men and women participating in the militärövningen North Wind 19, the largest carried out in Norrbotten for more than 25 years. The exercise is meant to give the Swedish armed forces the opportunity to improve the ability to solve tasks within the framework of a brigade, a larger military unit. At the same time, enhances the cooperation with Finland, Norway, and the Norwegian Nato allies."
"the Exercise is surrounded by a very extensive logistics and it is far from free to implement. The Swedish army's costs for the North Wind 19 is estimated to be 46.5 million crowns."
"– You get a lot for that sum, with such a large and realistic exercise in which two equal opponents are pitted against each other in a demanding environment. It is because the other countries pay for the parts themselves, " says Anna-Lena Hesse, head of communications at the Norrbotten regiment I 19."
"for several decades, the Swedish armed forces shrunk, and from the political press has the stated goal has been to bet on the smaller units with the ability to carry out operations abroad. Now skönjs however, a return to a national defense must be able to demonstrate endurance in an attack against Sweden."
"– I interpret that as taking the threats in the world seriously. From a security perspective, it is important that there is balance, then you have a good opportunity to find solutions politically, " says colonel Stefan Smedman leading the exercise."
"About 46,5 million sounds like a lot of money can compare with the great exercise Aurora 17, which cost around 600 million kronor. The exercise was carried out 2017, mainly in the Mälardalen region, on the island of Gotland and Göteborg, sweden, with units from eight countries on the ground in Sweden."
"a Total of about 10 000 people in the Northern Wind, of which 7 000 from Finland, Norway, the united states and the united kingdom."
"the Majority of the exercise, the so-called förbandsskedet, going on 18-27 march."
"During the Northern Wind practiced national defense and the exercise will give Sweden an increase in the ability to solve combat tasks, together with subject to foreign units."
"practice area extends from an area in northern Finland, in eastern Norrbotten in Sweden."
"The Swedish army costs for the North Wind 19 is estimated to be 46.5 million crowns."
"Source: armed Forces"