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Last weekend the Swedish military showed their stuff

At least some of it anyway.

The Swedish military is conducting a huge military exercise the size of which has not been seen in 23 years. It is called AURORA 17 – STRONGER DEFENCE TOGETHER. Here are the brief facts (Source: Forsvarsmakten)

Facts about Aurora 17

Mission: build a stronger defence and increase the overall capability to face an attack on Sweden.

Number of participants: more than 19,000 from the Swedish Armed Forces, in addition to personnel from a number of authorities and military units from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Lithuania, Norway and the USA.

Training period: September 2017

Training area: all of Sweden, but the main exercise areas will be the Mälardalen and Stockholm areas, on and around Gotland, and the Gothenburg area.

Swedish military
Photo: J. Lind

Last weekend the military invited Stockholmers to Swedish Military Day that took place a hop, skip and a jump away from where we live. Here are a few of my Swede’s photos.

Swedish military
Photo: J. Lind
Swedish military
Photo: J. Lind

I found this video on YouTube.

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