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Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts

Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts | Finland | Scoop.it

HeiaHeia.com, the social tracker of physical activity, will soon be whipping Finland's youth into fighting shape. The Finnish Defence Forces are leveraging the HeiaHeia.com platform and launching a joint pilot initiative to improve the physical fitness of conscripts. The pilot, called MarsMars (loosely meaning "march, march" in Finnish), aims to increase physical activity among conscripts prior to the start of their military service.

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Despite opposition, Finland proceeds with Israel arms deal ...

Despite opposition, Finland proceeds with Israel arms deal ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Despite an unprecedented public outcry, Finland's Ministry of Defense is set to go ahead with a controversial collaboration with Israeli arms companies deeply involved in Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.
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Finnish NH90s take part in historic operation | Shephard Group

Finnish NH90s take part in historic operation | Shephard Group | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Defence Forces made aviation history on 8th June, when eight NH90-helicopters executed large troop transportation in FDF main field exercise “Pyörremyrsky”.
Over 150 jaegers were transported from Helsinki area to Kauhava. This was the largest troop transportation so far made with NH90-helicopters in Finland, perhaps even in the whole world...
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Supo: Al-Qaida Threat Not New

Supo: Al-Qaida Threat Not New | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) believes that there is no need for a reevaluation of the danger of terrorist attack in Finland or against Finns in Afghanistan. Supo does not consider the latest call by an al-Qaida leader for attacks on Finnish troops as a new development.
"We are taking this seriously and cooperating closely with the Defense Forces, but is not exceptional. Similar threats have been made before," Supo's chief of communications, Liina Lehto-Seljavaara, told YLE.
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The Finnish Honorary march / Porilaisten marssi.

Porilaisten marssi is the honorary march of the Finnish Defence Forces and is played (only rarely sung) for the Commander-in-Chief, i.e. the President of Finland. T
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Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men

Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men | Finland | Scoop.it
YLE News: Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men http://dlvr.it/T5v3t...
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Defense Exercises in the Helsinki Metro

Defense Exercises in the Helsinki Metro | Finland | Scoop.it
Units of the Defense Forces are carrying out exercises at the Kampi and Railway Station Metro stops on Tuesday and Wednesday and military personnel and equipment will be in evidence at both sites .
Head of Security for the South Finland Military District, First Lieutenant Jani Suojarinne told YLE that the exercises are taking place in underground areas on the same level as the city's Metro system.
"We'll be seeing armed troops in uniform at the stations and in the vicinity. There are armoured vehicles also taking part in the exercise," said Suojarinne.
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Finland Plans Spending Over US$0.5 Billion on New Missiles ...

Finland has requested the U.S. approval to buy 600 Raytheon FIM-92A Stinger Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 short range anti-aircraft missiles. The value of this procurement with associated logistics and training support is ...
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Military's Twitter feed stops publicising troop movements

Military's Twitter feed stops publicising troop movements | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish Defence Forces have tightened their social media policies in relation to the ongoing Whirlwind exercises, after the operation’s Twitter feed let slip the positions of some troops.
The Defence Forces have encouraged discussion of the operation via the Twitter feed and the Defence Forces’ official Facebook page.

You can find out more about Operation Whirlwind on the Defence Forces' English page: http://www.puolustusvoimat.fi/wcm/Erikoissivustot/pvsh11/English/
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Press reports say al-Qaeda leader wants to target “weak” Finns in Afghanistan - Helsingin Sanomat

Press reports say al-Qaeda leader wants to target “weak” Finns in Afghanistan - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it
A leader of the hard-line Muslim organisation al-Qaeda organisation has called for attacks against Finnish forces serving in Afghanistan, according to a report published in a number of Finnish provincial newspapers.
Abu Sulaiman al-Nasser writes in a blog message that the Finnish forces are weak, they avoid confrontations, and they lack support on the home front for their mission.
According to the terrorist leader, such attacks could lead to the withdrawal of the Finnish forces, which he calls “crusaders”.
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Bristol Blenheim MkIV bomber.

Bristol Blenheim MkIV bomber. | Finland | Scoop.it
Bristol Blenheim MkIV bomber. There are only a couple of these surviving in the world. This was built in Finland.

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Amazon.com: Finland Army, National Security And Defense Policy Handbook

Amazon.com: Finland Army, National Security And Defense Policy Handbook (World Business, Investment and Government Library) (9780739756393): Ibp Usa: Books...
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LiveLeak.com - Finnish Air Force Recruitment Video 2011

Finnish Defence Forces - Groundforces · finnish defence forces, mechanised combat group ... Finnish F-18 Hornet maneuvering in the air ... Finnish Soldier Killed in Afghanistan ... finnish defence forces -combat divers ...
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