The Finns display their military forces in the face of Russian threats

The formidable video of the Finnish Armed Forces in which they boast of allies

For years I have been following the audiovisual content of the Finnish Puolustusvoimat (Defense Forces) with interest, due to its high quality.

"Minä puolustan tätä maata!" Finland shows its artillery systems after the Russian threats
The three wars of Finland between 1939 and 1945 and its strange situation in WWII

During the last year, the videos published by the Puolustusvoimat on their YouTube channel were have become especially relevant, after Russian threats against that Nordic country the day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Threats that have resulted in the process of integrating Finland into NATO. An unusual fact for a traditionally neutral country, but one that has been pushed into by a Russia that does not respect the borders of its neighboring countries. The solitude in which neutral Finland found itself has led it to value very much the luck of having good allies, a luck that in many NATO countries is often underestimated, paradoxically in the midst of the tranquility guaranteed by belonging to the Atlantic Alliance.

An example of how Finland values its new allies is the video published today by the Puolustusvoimat as a summary of the year 2022. A video that shows the excellent work that the Finnish Combat Camera (COMCAM) does, but that this year significantly includes military forces from other countries, specifically the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden:

From this video I could make many captures worth commenting on. I will limit myself to the following.

A convoy of American Humvees, of the M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier version.

Leopard 2A4 tanks of the Finnish Army.

A Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter of the United States Marines.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopters of the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

A Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter of the Swedish Air Force.

One of the ammunition depots that the Finnish Armed Forces have throughout the country. They are one of the most solid bases for their defense against a possible invasion.

An NHIndustries NH-90 TTH medium helicopter and a Hughes MD-500E light helicopter from the Finnish Army.

A US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, loading troops.

Two Finnish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet fighters accompanied by two RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the Whidbey Island-class landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), both of the US Navy , who were deployed to Finland in May 2022.

USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), right, and a Jehu-class landing craft of the Finnish Navy.

A Jehu-class landing craft. The Finnish Navy owns 12 of these craft, built by Finnish shipyard Marine Alutech. They reach a speed of 40 knots (74 km/h) and are armed with three 12.7 mm machine guns. They can carry up to 24 equipped soldiers.

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