FINSOF – an elite component of Finland’s Army

The shadowy world of Finland’s SOF

Finnish Special Forces (Photo: Reddit/FinlandArmy)

Today, almost every country has a significant number of special forces operators. In Finland, a NATO member, Army SOF is consisted 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. Regulary, Finnish conventional and SOF units are deployed to Afghanistan in support of US-led coalition forces. In this video, reservists with the Utti Iceberg Regiment put their close quarter battle (CQB) skills through a refresher.

The Utti Iceberg Regiment is comprised of four components:

  • Special Jaeger Battalion
  • Paratrooper Company
  • Helicopter Support Battalion
  • Support Company