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International exercises

The Defence Forces participate in 60-70 international exercises and training events a year.

The majority of the exercises are conducted together with the EU, NATO and Nordic countries. The number of exercises is growing and especially our cooperation with Sweden is deepening.

In principle, personnel who participate in international exercises are the ones who will be serving in military crisis management operations later. All services take part in the exercises. The lessons learnt from international exercises can then be taken advantage of in the planning of national defence and adapted to Finnish conditions.