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The Navy trained protection of maritime transport as part of JEF cooperation

Publication date 16.4.2022 16.00
Press release

The Finnish Navy carried out a PASSEX exercise with Danish frigate Esbern Snare in the Baltic Sea from 10 to 16 April 2022. Finland sent the Navy’s fast-attack craft Tornio and Mine Hunter Coastal Vahterpää as well as the Border Guard’s Dornier patrol aircraft to the exercise.

The purpose of the Passex is to enhance the Navy’s interoperability with other countries. This week’s exercise involved maritime transports carrying equipment to Finland for the Arrow 22 exercise to be led by the Army.  

- Protecting maritime connections is one of the Navy’s main tasks, and this week, we had an opportunity to rehearse it as part of the JEF cooperation with international partners.  In the framework of the JEF cooperation, we have not previously carried out a similar exercise, says Deputy Chief of Staff Navy Operations, Captain (N) Juhapekka Rautava.

The Navy has increased its involvement in the JEF cooperation over the past years. The objective of the cooperation is to improve military capabilities, prevent crises and, if needed, act together in crisis situations. The main operating environment of the JEF comprises Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region. 

Read more about the JEF cooperation on the Ministry of Defence website:
JEF cooperation - Ministry of Defence (defmin.fi)