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Cold Response 2014: military exercises in Northern Norway


For the sixth time since 2012, Northern Norway has hosted the largest joint military exercises in Europe, Cold Response *. This year, 16 troops from 000 countries take part in them. In addition to the Norwegians, military units from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, the USA, Great Britain, Lithuania, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain and Canada are involved in the exercises. All kinds of troops are involved in the exercises, including the fleet, Aviation, armored units, marines, assault forces and special forces. Interaction methods are being worked out, the Norwegians are teaching their colleagues from other countries how to fight in the conditions of the Arctic.

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  1. hitech
    hitech 18 March 2014 07: 36
    The only thing that these countries can (except Norway and Canada, respectively) in the conditions of the Arctic is to safely freeze in the vast expanses of snow.
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 18 March 2014 08: 10
      Trained as the stars will receive.
      I have always been interested in the question: What will happen to their soldiers if they see a "bloodbath" as it was in Chechnya? "How will this affect their morale ?.
      1. Max_Bauder
        Max_Bauder 18 March 2014 09: 56
        Quote: Igor39
        I have always been interested in the question: What will happen to their soldiers if they see a "bloodbath" as it was in Chechnya? "How will this affect their morale ?.

        I think what the Russians saw in Chechnya will not stand the Europeans. It is enough to recall how they fought in 1940-45, or rather how quickly they gave up, or during the Napoleonic wars, they fled almost immediately, only the Russians fought on equal terms, first with the French, then the Germans, and if they lost, then the enemy had a Pyrrhic victory.
        1. Rus86
          Rus86 18 March 2014 12: 50
          when they fought with France, the Prussians were a tough nut for Bonaparte.
        2. aksai61
          aksai61 19 March 2014 13: 02
          ABOUT! How the Americans fought in the Persian Gulf !!! 4 days of "war" and hundreds of "veterans" with post-war syndrome wink Directly our "demobels" wink
          I'm already silent about Vietnam and Afghanistan wink
          The psyche of a blood bath cannot stand them ... From childhood, they wipe their snot and teach them how to walk in platits with bows. wink
  2. Bruevich
    Bruevich 18 March 2014 08: 39
    General feeling. They look like they are exhausted, do not inspire confidence as warriors. Maybe it seems? Tolley business our "green men" look and feel, warriors. It seems that the bulk of the Europeans, as warriors, have degenerated and are not capable of enduring serious difficulties.
  3. Nester
    Nester 18 March 2014 09: 03
    In 13 photos, such a colorful guy. If he owned photoshop, he would add horns to the helmet and braids from under it. It would be a Viking for 5+.
    1. Dmitry Zurn
      Dmitry Zurn 18 March 2014 20: 13
      Yes, Sergeant, I guess.
  4. makst83
    makst83 18 March 2014 09: 16
    The author’s name guarded me alone !? The other is not the one who Rustam Agalarov, who is accused of pedophilia in Russia, is a liberalist to the ends of his hair and who managed to get over the cordon !?
    1. ando_bor
      ando_bor 18 March 2014 15: 00
      Yes, it’s him, the famous State Department mercenary, he lives mainly on LJ, he works subtly here, otherwise they won’t publish it.
  5. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 18 March 2014 09: 55
    I do not understand, but what is attached to the armored vehicles? Did they bust the brooms at the same time? what
  6. Hikar
    Hikar 18 March 2014 10: 14
    Quote: Vladimirets
    I do not understand, but what is attached to the armored vehicles? Did they bust the brooms at the same time? what
    Faq Faq Did you hear about camouflage nets?
    And here I like the Swedish bmpheha like the CV90 and a powerful gun and armor ...
  7. DeOS78RU
    DeOS78RU 18 March 2014 10: 59
    At Norway’s northernmost military base in the town of Porsanger in the Finnmark region, the British Marines refused to perform combat training missions due to low air temperature. Her Majesty's subjects said that they could not train in conditions where the temperature drops to minus twenty degrees.
    The commander of the Norwegian base, Lt. Col. Trond Thomassen, justifying the British soldiers, explained that they have a special attitude to health and safety. They sit in the barracks and flatly refuse to undergo any kind of professional training whenever the thermometer drops below eight degrees.
    Complicating the situation is that in such a frost, soldiers cannot use diapers that are given to them during long exercises due to the impossibility of putting toilet stalls in forests, in the mountains and in other rough terrain. As soon as the urine cools, the genitals begin to freeze, and in two soldiers the genitals literally froze to the inside of the disposable diaper. The British soldiers were not able to pour into a snowdrift, as ethnic Norwegians still do, the young generation lost these skills.
    source laughing
    1. Stasi
      Stasi 18 March 2014 13: 07
      I remember reading one article from military history. In 1942, a German courier was captured by partisans. It was in my opinion in the Bryansk region. In addition to military documents, the courier had a stack of instructions from Berlin, intended for distribution among Wehrmacht soldiers. These instructions described in detail how to deal with large and small needs in winter conditions. It is not known under what security stamp these documents came to Stalin, but it is known that the leader laughed for a long time after reading them. And then I realized: the Germans would lose the war. Now reading about how the British and other Western soldiers cannot fight without diapers, you understand that Westerners will lose the war anyway if they start it. History repeats itself.
    2. ando_bor
      ando_bor 18 March 2014 15: 13
      Yes, it seems that in Europe only the Norgs left normal soldiers, but they already sing the right songs:
    3. saygon66
      saygon66 18 March 2014 16: 45
      - Yeah ... Shitting, holding the household in handfuls, it’s still a pleasure ... And if you remember that in the cold around the shock the stalagmites freeze ... wassat
  8. datur
    datur 18 March 2014 12: 56
    HERE And the task for DARPA-- to create BATTLE PAMPERS !!! wink
  9. valokordin
    valokordin 18 March 2014 14: 58
    I read an article by an eyewitness to the Chechen battles, a native of the village of Shelkovskaya and who lived there, as the Chechens beat the Russian children in peacetime, the mothers of the Russians came to school, and if the mothers of the Chechens didn’t say good fight, the popes supported their sons and demanded to beat even more painfully how the Chechens slaughtered the Russians, and the neighbors were silent and did not defend themselves, as they slaughtered the Russian prisoners of war, and the same prisoners did not resist and waited their turn like rams. This is what Russian men have turned into. So now, Bandera cut Russian-speaking, and we are waiting in line. America will still be against us, but Russia should not lose face and courage.
    1. allexx83
      allexx83 19 March 2014 00: 03
      I also read these memories. When the Russians were taxed in Grozny and it became clear that they would have to die, people stepped over fear. Remained the Russian spirit against the Chechen. Broke through. With huge losses, but broke through. I want to believe that at a critical moment, as in the 41st, we will stand.
      But to succumb to hatred moods is NOT. Maidan has already thrown ((...
      Py.Sy. And NATO servicemen in the "third-degree interrogations" inject one hundred percent.
  10. kplayer
    kplayer 18 March 2014 16: 43
    In the photo from the multinational, I found MBT (leopard-2A6) and BMP (CV90 with a 40-mm Bofors gun) of the Swedish national aircraft and one smiling Dutchman.
  11. saygon66
    saygon66 18 March 2014 17: 02
    A colorful self-defense grandfather ... (photo 12) Old, and there ... smile
    1. Dmitry Zurn
      Dmitry Zurn 18 March 2014 20: 28
      Yes, grandfather is valid, you can put it on a postcard.
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    3. kplayer
      kplayer 19 March 2014 18: 54
      At the time of my youth, I remember the stories of our fathers to us boys, about the hardened seasoned gray-haired foremen, WWII veterans who still served some 30 years after the end of the war.
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  13. saygon66
    saygon66 18 March 2014 20: 42
    Well, to complete the picture:
  14. Dezinto
    Dezinto 18 March 2014 21: 37
    Yeah, the Vikings are not the same