Picture by Ville Bröijer, Finnish Defence Forces

A part of society

The Defence Forces guarantee Finland's security, thus making it the backbone of our society. We keep Finns safe both in war and peace. We cooperate with other significant organisations in society and always act in line with Finnish values.

We are ready to help other authorities around the clock. Providing assistance to other authorities upon request is one of the three mandatory tasks of the Finnish Defence Forces. Our capabilities help, for instance, the Police and rescue departments to do their jobs effectively when they lack the necessary resources.

In everything we do, we respect the principles that Finland is built upon. We care about equality and equal treatment among our conscripts and our personnel. We contribute to keeping Finland's environment clean by carrying out our activities in an environmentally friendly manner. We support sustainable development by making military service a safe and encouraging environment for young Finns to grow in.