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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.

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
Baltic Shield 2020 will be conducted in conjunction with a Coastal Fleet live-fire exercise

Baltic Shield 2020 will be conducted in conjunction with a Coastal Fleet live-fire exercise

This year, the Baltic Shield exercise between the Finnish Navy and the Estonian Navy will be executed in conjunction with the live-fire exercise of the Coastal Fleet from 5 to 7 October in the Archipelago Sea.
2.10.2020 | 11.11