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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.

Finnish Troops and Vessels in Exercise BALTOPS 22 in Sweden and the Baltic Sea

Finnish Troops and Vessels in Exercise BALTOPS 22 in Sweden and the Baltic Sea

Exercise BALTOPS22 will be held in the Baltic Sea 5–17 June 2022. The exercise is led by the Commander of the US Navy's 6th Fleet. Both personnel and vessels from the Finnish Navy will participate in the exercise and the Finnish Air Force will also conduct exercise-related flight operations from Finland.
1.6.2022 | 14.06

Finland participated in the UK-led JEF exercise

The Finnish Navy participated in the Baltic Protector exercise in the Northern Baltic Sea in international waters on 31 May 2022.
1.6.2022 | 12.30
U.S. and French Navy ships to visit Helsinki

U.S. and French Navy ships to visit Helsinki

Helsinki is to receive international Navy visits this week. Two United States Navy ships, USS Gravely and USS Gunston Hall, and a French Navy ship Latouche-Tréville, will visit Helsinki 27 - 30 May 2022.
27.5.2022 | 9.00
Finland and Germany train together in international waters

Finland and Germany train together in international waters

Mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää and FGS Sachsen of the German Navy rehearse together   in the Gulf of Finland in international waters 23-24 May.
23.5.2022 | 11.32