Finland & Germany Training Together in International Waters

The anti-personnel mine Vahterpää and the German naval vessel FGS Sachsen will be training together from 23 to 24 May. In the Gulf of Finland in the international sea area. This is a so-called PASSEX training event and is led by the Navy Headquarters. The aim of the training event is to train participants to operate in a multinational environment…

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NATO Ships to Visit Finland, Exercise with Finnish Navy

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) is scheduled to stop in Turku, Finland, for a port visit on April 25. The visit provides the crew an opportunity to collaborate with the Finnish Navy, re-supply and experience the culture and hospitality of NATO’s partner nation, Finland. Led by Estonian Navy Commander Ott Laanemets, SNMCMG1 comprises flagship Latvian Navy LNVS Virsaitis…

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Finnish Navy PASSEX With HDMS Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea

The Navy conducted the PASSEX exercise with the Danish frigate Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea on April 10-16, 2022. From Finland, the naval missile boat Tornio and the minesweeper Vahterpää and the Border Guard’s security aircraft Dornier took part in the training event. The purpose of the PASSEX exercise is to develop the multinational interoperability of the Navy. This…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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