Finland in NATO. Here is the first, extraordinary order for the army

The northern divisions of the Finnish infantry will receive new skis that will enable them to move through deep, rocky snow. They will be produced by a Karelia-based company specializing in cross-country skiing, run by a multiple Olympic medalist and world champion.

As reported by the local magazine “Vicco Bojois-Garjala”, Military ski camouflage white. The Army developed an additional specification to implement the bindings, such as fitting soldiers’ boots and running with gloves. The entire process of putting on and taking off skis should take no more than 20 seconds.

Until now, cross-country skiing players had to use insulated winter boots.

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“This project is not accidental. We have been cooperating with the armed forces for many years – admitted one of the most successful Finnish skiers, Hari Kirvesniemi, head of the facility in Kaiti, North Karelia.

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A six-time Olympic medalist and world champion in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It also expects orders from other NATO countriesIts units must operate in winter.

Special bindings and poles are offered by other domestic manufacturers. This year 8.2 thousand people are ready. Pair skiing The contract value is estimated at several million euros.

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