FINSOF consist of professional capabilities and reserve units. SOF reserve units keep up and develop their military skills regularly. Reserve units can be called up rapidly in order to complement FINSOF capability. In this video, reservists with the Utti Jaeger Regiment put their close quarter battle (CQB) skills through a refresher.
The Utti Jaeger Regiment is comprised of four components:
- Special Jaeger Battalion
- Paratrooper Company
- Helicopter Support Battalion
- Support Company
Finland is a staunch NATO partner and — for many — a bulwark against any Russian aggression in the Baltic States. Finnish conventional and Special Operations units have deployed to Afghanistan in support of the American-led coalition.