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Mon, 06 Jun, 2016 12:08:26 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Jun 6
 
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The annual BALTOPS naval exercise begins on Monday in the exercise area in Syndalen.
 
Finland, Sweden, the United States, the Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain, and Germany will participate in the training phase.
 
Finland and Sweden will be involved in the training only from Monday to Wednesday.
 
Finland will participate in the exercise with FNS Uusimaa and a 160-strong coastal jaeger company from the Nyland Brigade. The minelayer Uusimaa will take part in the exercise.
 
The exercise at the end of the week will move to the Baltic Sea, where around 4,500 soldiers from 20 countries will take part.
 
This year the exercise is arranged for the 44th time, and Finland has been taking part in the exercise since 1993.
 
According to the Defence Forces, the exercise is held under the command of the Naval Striking and Support Force of NATO.
 
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