An exercise is conducted together with the Finnish Navy every year, and the countries take turns hosting. This year it is Finland's turn. FINSWEEX-15 is the largest Finnish-Swedish naval training exercise, comprising 17 vessels and a good balance among participants from the Swedish and Finnish sides.
This year's naval training exercise has been designed keeping in mind the goal of a joint force, the Swedish-Finnish Naval Task Group (SFNTG). The plan is that the countries will have a functioning naval task force in 2017 purposed for joint initiatives.
This time around, the exercise will focus on taking over and maintaining full control of a sea area. FINSWEEX-15 will take place 18–28 May and begins in Finnish waters. During the second week, the units then move to areas off the coast of Södertörn.