The Navy participates in national and international exercises

Exercises are part of our core activity. We rehearse in order to know how to act in real situations.

Through national exercises, the Navy is developing the defence of our home country. The exercises range from exercises at basic-unit level to extensive joint exercises involving all the capabilities and units of the Navy.

Exercises together with other authorities improve our readiness to contribute to comprehensive security in society and to providing support to other authorities. Together with other authorities, the Navy practices such activities as oil spill response, rescue operations at sea and the clearing of underwater explosives.

Through international exercises, our capacity to act as part of a multinational unit improves, as does our readiness to participate in international crisis management operations led by, for instance, the UN, the European Union or NATO. International cooperation supports our national exercises and the development of our maritime defence.

Cooperation and logistics the center of the Navy’s major exercise

Multinational Northern Coast 18 exercise conducted by the Finnish Navy ends on Thursday Nov 8th.
8.11.2018 | 7.29
Minister of Defence Niinistö: International exercises are a good addition to national training

Minister of Defence Niinistö: International exercises are a good addition to national training

Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö and the Chief of Defence Jarmo Lindberg inspected Northern Coast 18 exercise in Hanko peninsula area on the 6th of November. Exercise started on the 25th of October and will finish on Thursday the 8th of November and is hosted by the Finnish Navy.
6.11.2018 | 19.44
Katanpää class in demanding evaluation by NATO

Katanpää class in demanding evaluation by NATO

Mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää conducted NEL 2 (NATO Evaluation Level 2) which is the highest level of the NATO evaluation process during the NOCO 2018 Exercise. The evaluation on Vahterpää covered all three of the identical vessels of the Katanpää class.
3.11.2018 | 10.00
Multinational exercise gives opportunities to us all, says Chief of Operations of FDF

Multinational exercise gives opportunities to us all, says Chief of Operations of FDF

Defence Forces Chief of Operations, lieutenant general Eero Pyötsiä, inspected coastal troops in the Northern Coasts 18 exercise on Thursday, 01 November. During the course of the inspection he saw action of the German-Finnish harbor protection unit among others. Finnish led exercises are interesting for partner nations as the environment in Finland is quite different from that of Central Europe. Finnish Navy is an expert in the challenging, shallow waters archipelago.
2.11.2018 | 16.18