2 sept. 2014 Puolustusvoimat - Försvarsmakten
Exercise Director Commodore Juha Vauhkonen´s opening words for Northern Coasts 2014.
The two week long Northern Coast 2014 (NOCO14) exercise, arranged in August and September is the Navy's main exercise this year.
The main aim of the Northern Coasts exercise is to improve the multinational interoperability between the participating troops. The shallow and shoaly waters along the Finnish coast offer challenging exercise conditions where naval activity is supported by airborne and special troops.
The fictive exercise scenario is based on a crisis management operation where security threats are presented by terrorism, piracy and smuggling.
The exercise will be commanded by the Chief of Staff of the Finnish Navy, Commodore Juha Vauhkonen.