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 and Estonian Navies to exercise together in Baltic Shield 2018

Finnish and Estonian Navies to exercise together in Baltic Shield 2018

Finnish Navy and Estonian Navy organize Baltic Shield 2018 -exercise together Oct 1 - 11 2018 in the Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Finland.
1.10.2018 | 8.00
Finnish Navy to participate in Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Sweden

Finnish Navy to participate in Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Sweden

Vessels from the Finnish Navy will participate in an exercise arranged by the Swedish Navy from 11.4 to 19.4.2018 in the archipelago of Stockholm.
11.4.2018 | 8.14
Finnish Navy trains core tasks during the Uusimaa exercise

Finnish Navy trains core tasks during the Uusimaa exercise

During the Finnish Defence Forces Main Exercise (Uusimaa 17) the Navy will train its core tasks in cooperation with the Army and the Air Force. The tasks of the Navy are to prevent unauthorized use of the maritime territory and to repel attacks from the sea together with the other services.
20.11.2017 | 10.27
The Finnish Navy to participate in the Northern Coasts exercise in Sweden

The Finnish Navy to participate in the Northern Coasts exercise in Sweden

The exercise Northern Coasts (NOCO-17) will be arranged between 8 September and 21 September 2017 in Sweden. The exercise is the German navy´s international invitation exercise for NATO and EU countries, as well as for NATO partner nations. The exercise is led by Sweden and there will be 16 participating countries.
24.8.2017 | 9.09