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Finland to participate in exercise Joint Protector 22 in Denmark

Defence Forces
Publication date 26.10.2022 11.36
Press release

Finland will participate in the multinational Joint Protector 22 command-post exercise in Denmark, hosted by Denmark from 31 October to 11 November 2022. The exercise will be led by the United Kingdom.

Participation in Joint Protector 22 is a part of Finland’s multilateral military defence cooperation in the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force, JEF led by the United Kingdom. 

From the Finnish Defence Forces, around 10 staff officers from the Defence Command, establishments subordinate to the Defence Command, the service commands and the National Defence University will participate in the exercise. Joint Protector 22 is aimed at developing the cooperation of the multinational operational headquarters of the JEF nations. 

The Joint Expeditionary Force is a multilateral defence cooperation framework led by the United Kingdom, consisting of ten countries: the Netherlands, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia, Finland having joined the JEF in the summer of 2017. The defence ministers of the JEF countries provided political guidelines for the activities in June 2021.

The objective of the cooperation is to enhance the participant countries’ capabilities, prevent various types of crises, and, where necessary, have the countries operate collectively in crisis situations. The main operating environment of the JEF is Northern Europe.

In October 2021, the Ministry of Defence confirmed the inclusion of exercise Joint Protector 22 in the Defence Forces’ international exercise activities 2022.