The aim of Northern Wind is to develop the Swedish national defence, and the exercise gives Sweden an enhanced capability to conduct combat operations on brigade level together with units from other nations.
As the exercise is conducted in northern Sweden in winter climate, it gives the participating units favourable conditions to enhance their winter warfare capabilities.
As part of Northern Wind, the 192nd Mechanized Battalion from the Norrbotten Regiment conduct refreshment training. The battalion is, with its 800 soldiers and officers, the largest Swedish contribution to the exercise.
Most of the participants comes from our prioritised partner nations: Finland, Norway, USA and Great Britain. Because of this, the exercise will further develop the ability to give support to and receive support from other nations, Host Nation Support.