The Norway has a long history as a country, and through history they have taken part in many conflicts. But today, they have small, but well-trained and equipped military forces. On the far Northern Reaches of Norway is the Kirkenes region. It is a frigid collection of forest and tundra that is covered in snow at least 8 months a year, which creates an extreme environment. That part of the Norway is the home of a special guerrilla force known as the 7th Jager Company from the Finmark Regiment. Their mission is to stay behind enemy lines and disrupt their forces and operations.
The Norway’s elite special unit, known as 7th Jaeger Company is broken down into four platoons, a command/ Mortar platoons and 3 rifleman platoons, with each platoon broken down further into three eight-man teams. Platoons are designated as troops on Norway language. The teams inside platoons (troops) are designed to be highly mobile in able to better exploit enemy weaknesses and use their mistakes. The 75h Jaeger Company members use Yamaha snowmobiles to move around the snow-covered region or cross-country skis carrying a wide assortment of weapons and equipment. They are equipped with modern weaponry like other most elite military units in the world.
Training and selection
Elite soldiers which are assigned to the unit are trained to not only survive in the snow and cold, but to fight back. They are experts in weapons and supplies caching techniques, each platoon is expected to be able to survive and fight for two weeks without resupply. In the event a resupply or relocation is needed on the field, the Finmark 7th Jager Company calls upon the Bell 412 helicopters of the RNAF (Royal Norwegian Air Force). When opportunity arises the soldiers are also able to call in air support from the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s F-16’s.
Weapons and equipment
In addition to their mobility and surprise, the Finmark 7th Jager Company posses a wide range of weapons they can use in strikes and raids. Among their arsenal, there is an HK G-3 assault rifle is with a specially mounted 40mm grenade launcher, as is the HK MP5 9mm submachine gun. The snipers in the unit are equipped with either a Våpensmia A/S NM-149 Sniper Rifle or a 12.7mm/.50 cal rifles. Heavy weapons include Gustav 84mm antitank rocket, ERYX antitank missiles, Stinger Antiaircraft missiles, and RO L-16 81mm mortars.
The Finmark 7th Jager Company is for sure, one of the most elite units of this type in the world, and their training, dedication and equipment will secure that.