The exercise was conducted on account of the deteriorated security situation in our neighbouring region. Russia’s full scale attack on Ukraine and actions conducted before the attack have resulted in a more rapid re-establishment of Gotland’s regiment P 18. The long-term military expansion will now be carried out at a higher pace and the currently conducted exercise, referred to as Tule, was part of the forced capability enhancement in Gotland.
Army units strengthen the re-established P 18
Existing parts of battlegroup Gotland will be trained during the period. A combat group equates a brigade. The major difference is that the combat group is geographically defined to defend Gotland.
The exercise comprised some 400 personnel in total. A large number of the participants came from other army units and were part of the exercise command. The command was responsible for monitoring and training the participating personnel from P 18 in various activities; battle, command and logistics.
“The Army joins with personnel from several units in the exercise command. We are concentrating our efforts to enhance the defence capability in Gotland”, says exercise director Lieutenant Colonel Johan Skiöld from the Land Warfare Centre.