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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.

Year on NRF rotation for the Katanpää class - more than just maintaining readiness

Year on NRF rotation for the Katanpää class - more than just maintaining readiness

The year of the Navy’s Katanpää-class mine countermeasures vessels in the NATO Response Force’s Follow on Forces pool will come to an end on 31 December 2020. Nyland Brigade's coastal jaeger troops' period in the same pool will end at the same time.
17.12.2020 | 14.53
A historical sea mine found in an exercise between Finnish and Swedish navies was cleared

A historical sea mine found in an exercise between Finnish and Swedish navies was cleared

A historical sea mine was found in the mine countermeasures exercise between the Finnish and the Swedish Navies in the Archipelago Sea and it was cleared on 21 October 2020.
22.10.2020 | 9.21
Finnish-Swedish-cooperation continues with a mine countermeasures exercise

Finnish-Swedish-cooperation continues with a mine countermeasures exercise

The Swedish Navy will have several vessels taking part in a mine countermeasures exercise led by the Coastal Fleet in the Archipelago Sea on 12–21 October 2020.
9.10.2020 | 14.50
Vahterpää returns to Finland having shown its high-level capabilities

Vahterpää returns to Finland having shown its high-level capabilities

The six-week NRF training period of the Katanpää-class mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää alongside the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) is coming to an end, and the vessel will return to Finland on 6 October 2020.
6.10.2020 | 13.27