Finland and Sweden Train in Maritime Picture Cooperation
Ships of the Finnish and Swedish Navies are training together in maritime picture cooperation and command 2-8 March 2020.
The vessels and echelons conducting maritime surveillance will be training in maritime surveillance, identification missions and conducting communications checks. The activities are concentrated in the Northern Baltic Sea, in sea areas between Finland and Sweden.
The exercise command echelons also train in taking command of, and using another country’s maritime surveillance units to standardise the maritime picture and to test command methods.
The purpose of the maritime surveillance cooperation between Finland and Sweden is a more effective use of resources and improved shared situational awareness. The Navy regularly exchanges territorial surveillance information and maritime picture with Sweden.