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"Taistelukenttä 2020". The army of Finland fights back

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In 1998, the Finnish Ministry of Defense made a propaganda short film “Taistelukenttä” (“Battlefield”). It demonstrated how the Finnish Defense Forces would act in the event of an armed conflict. A lot of time has passed since then, and much has changed, because of which the film has lost its relevance. Therefore, the Ministry of Defense shot a new picture "Taistelukenttä 2020", designed to show the modern capabilities of the army.


Short war


The short film begins and ends with speeches by the representative of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel E.Yu. Raytasalo. He points out that in recent years the nature of hostilities has changed, and this is taken into account when planning military development. A strike can be delivered in many different ways - and the Defense Forces must be prepared for this, as the film shows.


Hybrid Warfare: Enemy Turns Off Power

The events of the film begin with the fact that the peaceful life of Finland is faced with unusual threats. There are malfunctions in communication systems that disrupt the operation of all major structures. Disrupted water supply, one of the power plants turned off. The background for these events is the deterioration of the international situation in the Baltic region.

Defense forces switch to level “B” readiness and activate combat training. The reservists' gatherings are announced, combat aircraft are dispersed over alternate aerodromes, the fleet begins joint exercises with the Swedish Navy and is preparing for mine operations. The construction of fortifications and other military facilities in important areas begins.

In the dangerous vicinity of the Finnish shores find an unknown submarine. An unknown adversary inflicts a missile strike on a temporary airfield located on the highway. Planes have time to take off an instant before the rockets fall. Ready Level Rises to C


Television reports: submarine found in coastal waters

Disturbing news come from Kajaani airport. Arriving on schedule, the plane brought to a platoon of fighters of unknown identity, and they captured the airport. The police are not able to resist them, and a unit from the Kainuu jaeger brigade is sent to the captured object. After studying the situation and thorough preparation, a successful assault takes place. The enemy will not be able to use the airport to transfer their forces.

Enemy saboteurs neutralize the full-time guard of the port of Hanko, and one of the moored ships unloads infantry fighting vehicles. In the area of ​​settlement The airborne landing was laden with a yacht. The Porean Jäger Brigade and the Guards Jäger Regiment, which have to work on land, are thrown into the fight against these threats. From the sea of ​​the enemy, the Uusimaa Marine Brigade attacks.


Headquarters - a key element of defense and the "main characters"

In the meantime, air defense forces spot a tactical bay over the Gulf of Finland Aviation the enemy. Air force fighters are sent to intercept, the army and object air defense are getting ready for work. Not a single enemy broke through to his goal.

Military and political leadership announces the start of the war. Defense forces go on high alert “D”. The mobilization of the reserve begins, and the formations of the ground forces are being pulled south to the war zone. The enemy also begins a full-scale transfer of forces and means, which leads to the beginning of full-scale battles.

The enemy unsuccessfully tries to conduct a naval landing - the landing boat sinks after a missile hits. The enemy ground forces manage to break through the first line of defense, but Finnish reserves enter the battle. They manage to push the enemy back to the sea, after which the systematic work begins on the destruction of the "boiler" by artillery, tanksmissiles and aircraft.


The enemy strikes a rocket

In the afterword, Colonel Raitasalo talks about the importance of building a powerful national defense and the importance of the service of all its participants. He calls on servicemen and recruits to study and prepare responsibly in order to protect their country if necessary.

Modern warfare


The synopsis of the two Finnish short films, despite the large time gap, is generally the same. A certain unnamed country unexpectedly attacks peaceful Finland, but it bravely confronts it. By decisive actions of well-trained, trained and armed fighters, the Finnish side deals a decisive blow and wins. However, films have a lot of differences of all kinds.


Airport Capture

First of all, the plot plot is different. In the old film, the enemy attacked suddenly and almost with all his might. Two decades later, the fictional enemy acts differently. He begins with sabotage on infrastructure, including through cyber attacks, then with small forces tries to capture key objects through which the main invasion can go.

This authors of the film showed the application of the concept of a hybrid war, which has become relevant in recent years. Many European countries have recently expressed concern that fighters may appear on their territory without identification marks, but with very specific combat missions. The Finnish film shows that these fears are justified, and a hybrid war is no less dangerous than the "traditional" one.


In the process of releasing the airport

In the "Battlefield" in 1998, the main characters were soldiers directly involved in the battles. In Taistelukenttä 2020, staff workers are more likely to be shot, whose job is to receive and process information to coordinate the actions of the army. However, they do not forget about shooters, pilots, tankmen, etc. The reasons for this shift in emphasis are obvious. The role of communications and control in a developed army and in modern warfare cannot be overestimated, and the authors of the film clearly demonstrated this.

Another important participant in actions and events is the media. They describe the bulk of the events of the film. In addition, representatives of the military and political leadership constantly appear on the air. By this, the Ministry of Defense has shown its intention to maintain information openness to the population even in difficult war conditions.

The features of the work of aviation, artillery, motorized infantry, etc. are again shown spectacularly and easily. Spectacular combat scenes involve modern weapons and equipment, which generally shows the current level of development of the material part. Moreover, even the modern Finnish army is not shown invincible. The soldiers are injured, the units are forced to retreat, but in the end they manage to win.


Landing in Hanko

The image of the enemy in the new film is again not original. Finland is opposed by an unknown country armed according to ATS standards mixed with NATO systems. And not all of her weapon and the technique is new, and the shock groups are not too large.

Specific equipment of the enemy suggests a not too secretive image of the “Russian threat”. On the other hand, this is not spoken directly. Either in order not to disturb the nearest neighbor, or in the film there appears the notorious probable opponent without a specific nationality, who is a constant “hero” of any military exercises.


Fighters fly to intercept

Very interesting is the fact that Finland is fighting aggression on its own. Despite a long and mutually beneficial cooperation with NATO, the Finnish film command prefers not to seek help from foreign partners. Probably, they wanted to show this by the ability to independently solve emerging problems - and at the same time demonstrate their strength.

Agitation Issues


The Finnish Defense Forces fulfill the most important task of ensuring national security and protecting the country's territory from outside encroachment. However, in conditions of a long peaceful life, such a role of the armed forces can be forgotten, and this should be regularly reminded in various ways. One of them is the creation of various kinds of propaganda films, like the two “Battle Fields”.


The final elimination of the enemy group

With the help of such films, the Ministry of Defense clearly demonstrates to its military personnel what they are serving for and what they should do. At the same time, they remind the civilian population of the importance of the army, demonstrate its capabilities and assure that it will cope with any threats from third countries. In a period of political instability and the deterioration of the international situation, such a cinema may be useful. Of course, if it does not provoke a panic mood on the topic of the imminent war.

Thus, both Taistelukenttä short films can be considered a good example of the right approach to campaigning in favor of the armed forces among personnel and civilians. In addition, two films show how the army has changed over the past decades and how many new systems have mastered. Perhaps, it would not hurt many countries to adopt such an experience of agitation and remove their Battle Fields.
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  1. Golddigger 96
    Golddigger 96 17 June 2020 05: 46 New
    +4
    Well, very patriotic, even pride takes for the Finnish Armed Forces.
    1. demiurg
      demiurg 17 June 2020 13: 59 New
      0
      If we remove the same, even better, 100% guarantee that it will be here that there will be a whine about drinks, they will look for blunders, and just crap. Although, if you wish, we even shoot videos.

      1. Threaded screw
        Threaded screw 17 June 2020 14: 22 New
        -1
        If they remove the same, even better, 100% guarantee that this is where the whine about drinks will be
        Shot unfortunately, so judge for yourself. A set of incoherent pathos and not a word about the army, replace the picture with an advertisement for sneakers, it will turn out better or for miners in the face ... no difference.

        This is the first one, the rest are "no worse."
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 17 June 2020 06: 08 New
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    Pancake! Everything is so cool that I wanted to see it!
    You will need to search later on the resources. I think that not knowing Finnish will not be a problem - and so much is clear.
  3. andreykolesov123
    andreykolesov123 17 June 2020 06: 38 New
    +2
    In fact, nothing fun for Finland is not watching. A wild mixture of the latest and outdated weapons. Tanks advancing along the roads and afraid to move into the mud nearby, worse than that, only step forward with a parade. Along with modern tanks, frankly outdated motorcycle leagues and armored personnel carriers, The analogue of shilka is a defiantly knocking-out helicopter, in real combat conditions, these airlics are abandoned all over the world, their range of 2-4 km is completely insufficient and they will first fall victim to the attack. Only missile systems in these conditions can provide real air defense. Trailed field guns are currently a clear anachronism - only artillery self-propelled guns. There is no opposition from the MLRS, the beloved weapons of the eastern neighbor, against which this movie was shot. Causes frank embarrassment of the aircraft. Are they able to provide at least some resistance? UAVs are absent as a class. In modern warfare, this is tantamount to defeat.
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 17 June 2020 08: 24 New
      +7
      But does it make sense to climb to Finka? What strategic territory does its territory have? Cover the coastline and alcohol in barrels with rockets in districts of settlements (in a week half of the population will burn wink ) Swamps and in Karelia their ears.
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    3. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 17 June 2020 09: 52 New
      -3
      Are you laughing yes, any war for Finland is tantamount to defeat. For them, the main defense is not to yap at neighbors and live peacefully.
    4. mvg
      mvg 17 June 2020 15: 54 New
      -1
      In modern warfare, this is tantamount to defeat.

      It makes sense to recall the Russo-Finnish war. The Finns also had outdated aircraft, our “rats”, BTTs were only trophy ones, i.e. ours, and a little old Vickers, even the KV-2, T-26, BT-5/7 fought with us, and remember the result? Now they have the F-18 Hornet, Leopard-2A4, self-propelled guns, gunner. Chukhland will still fight.
  4. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 17 June 2020 08: 48 New
    +3
    each country supports patriotism in its own way and instills the need to protect sovereignty ... the film completely fits into this logic ... small and brave ...
    1. Threaded screw
      Threaded screw 17 June 2020 14: 57 New
      0
      the film fits into that logic ...
      Slow and neat
  5. English tarantas
    English tarantas 17 June 2020 08: 58 New
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    fleet begins joint exercises with Swedish Navy

    Sleeping!
    Unknown submarine is found dangerously close to Finnish shores

    Heh, here is the direction. Did they find her in their home port?
  6. K-50
    K-50 17 June 2020 09: 11 New
    +3
    Test point of detection under the boats in the photo: I will tear! laughing
    But why send it somewhere, if everything, as they say, is within walking distance - the flight range of any serious missile and without any "wise steps" in the direction of submarines to foreign shores. fellow lol
  7. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 17 June 2020 09: 50 New
    -1
    It would be better for students to raise their hands. Any neighbor will capture Finland, if necessary. Question: who needs it then? Although Sweden would probably be happy to return its colony.
    1. pmkemcity
      pmkemcity 17 June 2020 10: 12 New
      +3
      And supermarkets they do not match ours! Everything in the cart, from footcloths to the tank, and grenades by weight. And then to the war.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 June 2020 11: 02 New
      0
      "Any neighbor will capture Finland, if necessary" ////
      ----
      Do not say gop until you jump over.
      The USSR tried in 1940. It received combat losses of more than 100,000 killed and wounded in a couple of months. Two divisions of the Red Army, inadvertently delving into Finland, were surrounded and exterminated to the last man.
      1. hohol95
        hohol95 17 June 2020 17: 03 New
        +6
        However, who requested the world? THE USSR?
        Like in Russian-Japanese.
        Who requested peace talks?
        The victorious Japan!
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 17 June 2020 17: 09 New
          0
          I requested. Peace on its own terms. This is the purpose of the war. (Smart)
          What did RI lose in the end then?
      2. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 17 June 2020 17: 48 New
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        Firstly, it’s not the year 1940, secondly the Finns, like all the Western Europeans, have degenerated, and thirdly, there’s no Mannerheim’s line that was holding back the USSR (there is no sense nowadays). Any modern European country is a bunch of deserted European people who are not able to fight, even the Germans turned into an amorphous something, the rest became like that back in the 30s. Maybe the British still nothing, but with a big cheat. Snickering, getting fat, blue.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 17 June 2020 23: 29 New
          +1
          "Any modern European country is a bunch of descending European people,
          not able to fight "////
          ----
          Right? laughing Verily, haters do not die out. fellow
          "Little blood, on foreign territory" (slogans before the Second World War).
          And as you look at the NATO exercises, everything seems to be in order: tanks shoot, planes fly,
          ships go. And in considerable quantities.
          And the “drooping European people” with a fair amount of skill manage this complex technique.
      3. Alf
        Alf 17 June 2020 19: 29 New
        +7
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The USSR tried in 1940. It received combat losses of more than 100,000 killed and wounded in a couple of months. Two divisions of the Red Army, inadvertently delving into Finland, were surrounded and exterminated to the last man.

        But didn’t Mannerheim say in the government? It is urgent to ask for peace on any conditions, because the army can no longer fight?
        1. Train
          Train 18 June 2020 11: 02 New
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          Before the conflict, he advised to give what they ask. Apparently mashing the “requests” of the Finns during the negotiations in Berlin in 1918
      4. Train
        Train 18 June 2020 10: 13 New
        +1
        Well, do not aggravate, "to the last" man. "There are more than 5 losses on the Raat Road, but not the whole division.
    3. 3danimal
      3danimal 17 June 2020 17: 11 New
      0
      Sweden would return if it were economically and mentally in the 18-19th century. In the 21st, the seizure of territories does not provide benefits for developed countries.
      For the "third world" - it is possible.
      1. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 17 June 2020 17: 49 New
        -1
        But why? If you remove the population, it would be quite useful for them.
        1. Alf
          Alf 17 June 2020 22: 21 New
          +3
          Quote: Victor Sergeev
          If you remove the population, it would be quite useful for them.

          Why do we need empty land without CONSUMERS?
          1. Viktor Sergeev
            Viktor Sergeev 18 June 2020 14: 38 New
            -1
            There will be land, there will be consumers. They will bring those who are not attached to the earth and he will happily become a Swede. For example, all the neighbors are waiting for Ukraine to die out, no one wants to take the lands inhabited by an incomplete adequate population.
        2. 3danimal
          3danimal 17 June 2020 23: 52 New
          +2
          Why clean the population?
          Why a fellow? In the 18th century, land meant income in the form of fur, fish, wheat, etc., now it is not relevant. Sweden, with a population of 10,3 million people, has a budget of $ 274 billion. And India - 248 billion. 21 century, countries that keep pace with the times, built an efficient economy do not need remnants of the era of imperialism.
          Finland, by the way - 136 billion. a population of 5 million ...
          1. Viktor Sergeev
            Viktor Sergeev 18 June 2020 14: 42 New
            0
            Budget is not an indicator at all. See not only the occupancy figures, but also the spending. More salary, more budget, but also more prices, expenses, etc. Yes, Sweden is quite developed for itself, but if development stops, self-destruction takes place, so the zemlya will not hurt.
            1. 3danimal
              3danimal 19 June 2020 05: 51 New
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              So the development is NOT extensive, due to the growth of territories. It was relevant in past centuries.
              A larger budget, for example, health care, means more purchased MRI, CT (we have Siemens everywhere). The lack of "bombed" hospitals. A larger number of nurses who have within 5 patients each (not 10-20). And the availability of this medicine for all citizens.
              Low salaries (that is, the poor) are not an advantage, because the poor are not able to actively buy goods and services, “accelerating” the economy.
  8. TAMBU
    TAMBU 17 June 2020 10: 18 New
    0
    Very interesting. Team and staff games. The British did the same a couple of years ago ... but there was more realism, here the level is lower ...
  9. Vasily
    Vasily 17 June 2020 10: 26 New
    +2
    We are shooting cartoons about our "superweapons." Finns - short films for raising a patriotic tone. Everyone is casting as he can. Although of course a policy akin to Swiss would be more correct for them, but where is Finland and where is Switzerland ... Not on the map, but in life.
  10. Operator
    Operator 17 June 2020 11: 44 New
    +1
    I did not understand - but where is the demonstration of how the invincible Finnnnnnnnnnns steadfastly endure the hardships of war using tactical nuclear weapons with a capacity of 250 Ktn or more? laughing
    1. English tarantas
      English tarantas 17 June 2020 23: 15 New
      0
      nuclear weapons

      It is impractical, and so you can eat.
      1. Operator
        Operator 17 June 2020 23: 56 New
        -1
        It’s even advisable - on figs to us to Sumy land load in the form of 5,6 million Chukhons? laughing
        1. English tarantas
          English tarantas 18 June 2020 09: 39 New
          0
          Well, who will come to Russia with fairs of good "European" clothes? Who will sell pollock in St. Petersburg? A forest to buy?
  11. V1er
    V1er 17 June 2020 11: 46 New
    +1
    I don’t understand what the author and local commentators are so excited about. It is quite clearly shown who the aggressor is here and against whom to fight. Again the evil (Soviet) Russian invaders attack the small proud country. And then again proposals will begin to pour in that only NATO will protect against insane aggressors, who would only fight for no reason.
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 17 June 2020 12: 55 New
      +2
      Any country should be able to defend itself. Finland used to be the backyards of Sweden, and if you don't strengthen your army, everything can return to square one (again in the backyards).
      Monument to Alexander II (Helsinki). Oddly enough, they remember who they owe to the fact that they are now Finland, not Sweden.
      1. V1er
        V1er 17 June 2020 13: 44 New
        0
        Quote: Bad_gr
        Finland used to be the backyards of Sweden

        Finland used to be part of the Russian Empire. And we fought with them. And they remember it, remembers it follows us too.
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 17 June 2020 14: 26 New
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          Well, yes, at first it was part of Sweden, then part of the Russian Empire, after the Revolution became a separate state. But the lip was also rolled out into the territory of our Karelia. Incitement of local, sabotage, etc. As a result, they got a war. And if they remember about it, then it’s good, maybe it will save from mistakes in the future.
          1. Train
            Train 18 June 2020 10: 17 New
            +1
            Karelia is still nothing. They demanded during the negotiations in 1918 in Berlin the Kola Peninsula.
      2. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 17 June 2020 22: 01 New
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        Quote: Bad_gr
        Monument to Alexander II (Helsinki). Oddly enough, they remember

        And we have all the monuments to the Russian tsars demolished, and to political, diplomatic figures, and military commanders of the Imperial time. Until 1917, it turns out there was no history of the country ...
    2. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 17 June 2020 17: 50 New
      -2
      Well, they will join NATO, so what? Another country will lose sovereignty and become a colony, what is it to us?
  12. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 17 June 2020 11: 59 New
    +1
    Dugouts do by level)) In general, the Finns defeated Russia, one wounded loss, the world can sleep peacefully) God forbid they disappoint.
  13. igordok
    igordok 17 June 2020 14: 19 New
    +4
    In the video about Sweden, Finland is not considered.
  14. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 18 June 2020 11: 56 New
    0
    I looked and remembered a joke about "The Elusive Joe" .. Who needs Finland except for the Finns? All these swamps and impassable terrain of dubious value - we are more than satisfied with their status quo.
    1. Alf
      Alf 18 June 2020 18: 28 New
      -1
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      Who needs Finland besides the Finns?

      Access to the Atlantic for the fleet.
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 18 June 2020 19: 07 New
        0
        We go out north and so on - there are Scandinavian countries south and the whole Baltic countries - such a way out. Deposits of something there that the Finns have — we have the same carriage on which we also have our own slave. the power smacks. Finland itself is completely uninteresting to climb on - there is a definite interest in it, if you plan to capture all of the continental Scandinavian countries. Namely everyone - because otherwise they would definitely prepare a “rematch” in the rest, they sang very well with each other. Of course, the "neutrality" of Sweden / Norway is sewn with white thread, but there will be much more problems if you climb into this bearish corner. I don’t see any serious preferences - except, of course, from the seizure of all these territories - then yes, and the Navy base, and control of a piece of the North Atlantic and airfields, etc.
        1. Alf
          Alf 18 June 2020 19: 11 New
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          Quote: Knell Wardenheart
          and control of a piece of the North Atlantic and airfields, etc.

          You have very rightly noticed this, for Finland, as part of Russia, guarantees that convoys from behind a puddle will not get to Russia, even if such a trick prompts the NATO troops to deploy the Iskander in Kaliningrad alone.
  15. Sarkazm
    Sarkazm 21 June 2020 02: 54 New
    0
    Very interesting is the fact that Finland is fighting aggression on its own. Despite a long and mutually beneficial cooperation with NATO, the Finnish film command prefers not to seek help from foreign partners. Probably, they wanted to show this by the ability to independently solve emerging problems - and at the same time demonstrate their strength.
    Collaboration and partnership with mutual obligations are not the same thing.

    Thus, both Taistelukenttä short films can be considered a good example of the right approach to campaigning in favor of the armed forces among personnel and civilians. In addition, two films show how the army has changed over the past decades and how many new systems have mastered. Perhaps, it would not hurt many countries to adopt such an experience of agitation and remove their Battle Fields.
    "Product agitprop", as many who would have at one time exchanged similar Soviet products and the country in general for the work of Tinto Brass. This and similar films are really necessary for the population on issues from war to emergency. But in our realities, it’s scary to present such an idea with the current one - they’ll master it so that the budgets of blockbusters from Hollywood seem like the budget of children's initiative from a rural recreation center.
  16. serg v zapase
    serg v zapase 13 August 2020 16: 11 New
    0
    Who, who is the one who is going, who will climb such a mighty Finland, who will think of this absurdity?
    Dates shot a video for internal use - look and be surprised Finns, for three euros and such a power! They need to show that the money was not wasted, and the fact that instead of the submarine they will remove the drowned barge is not a problem.