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Hanki 24 air operations exercise

The Finnish Air Force will arrange the Hanki 24 air operations exercise from 26 February to 2 March 2024. Approximately 40 aircraft and 3,800 airmen will participate in the exercise.

Hanki 24 will be the Air Force’s main exercise for 2024, focusing on training the reservists of the Air Force Academy and Lapland Air Wing. In total, the exercise will involve around 3,800 personnel, including 2,300 reservists. The main operating bases of the exercise will be Tikkakoski in Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi. However, to practise agile combat employment, the participating aircraft will operate also from other airfields throughout Finland.

The exercise operating tempo will increase in stages so that most of the air operations will be conducted starting from Wednesday, 28 February. On Monday and Tuesday, 26 to 27 February, missions will be completed by 5 pm. From Wednesday to Friday, 28 February to 1 March, air activities will take place daily from 7 am to 9 pm and on Saturday, 2 March, air operations will be concluded by 2 pm.