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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.

Vahterpää's NRF training period continues in the Baltic Sea

Vahterpää's NRF training period continues in the Baltic Sea

The Coastal Fleet’s mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää continues the autumn NRF training period alongside the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) in the Baltic Sea until the 4 October before returning to Finland.
21.9.2020 | 12.40
Finnish Minelayer to take part in the sea surveillance Exercise in Sweden

Finnish Minelayer to take part in the sea surveillance Exercise in Sweden

Coastal Fleet’s Minelayer Uusimaa will take part in the Sea Surveillance Exercise led by the Swedish Navy 14 - 16.9.2020. The exercise takes place in the archipelago off Stockholm and in the Northern Baltic Sea.
11.9.2020 | 12.52
NATO frigates to visit Turku

NATO frigates to visit Turku

Two of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) frigates are to visit Turku from 10 to 14 September.
9.9.2020 | 11.16
The autumn NRF training period to start off the Belgian coast

The autumn NRF training period to start off the Belgian coast

The Coastal Fleet’s mine countermeasures vessel Vahterpää will take part in the Sandy Coast 2020 exercise off the Belgian coast from 1 to 10 September alongside the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. This is a multinational exercise led by Belgium with the objective of training mine countermeasures skills in a challenging maritime operating environment.
24.8.2020 | 10.58