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Finland and Sweden Trained Together on the Baltic Sea – Threat from the Sea was Repelled Together

Defence Forces
Publication date 14.9.2023 13.05
Press release

The Finnish Defence Forces and Swedish Armed Forces organized a combined exercise on the Northern Baltic Sea on 13th of September, with units from both countries’ Navies and Air Forces. The units in the exercise carried out an Anti-Surface Warfare task on a short notice. 

“The exercise was successful,” says Defence Command Finland Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations, Commodore Janne Huusko. “The executed mission was challenging; it required high readiness from the units, a common situation picture and the ability to share information flexibly, as well as the ability to coordinate and lead the units of both countries.”

Finland and Sweden have increased their bilateral defence cooperation (FISE cooperation) already for a number of years. The goals include improving interoperability, and the units’ readiness and capability for working together. In 2023, the cooperation and joint exercises are an everyday occurrence in all of the Services.

More information about bilateral military cooperation between Finland and Sweden can be found on the website of the Finnish Defence Forces

Further inquiries about the exercise are kindly requested to be directed to the Finnish Defence Forces' media service. Tel. +358 299 510 975 / email [email protected]