Baltops is a multinational exercise with the primary aim of practising and training units' performance in the context of major multinational alliances.
This exercise is being carried out in the Baltic Sea, Sweden and Poland during the period 5-20 June. Baltops is taking place for the 43rd time, of which Sweden has participated on 23 previous occasions.
The exercise involves 17 nations, about 5,600 personnel, 50 ships, 50 fighter aircraft and helicopters, 1 Polish submarine, 10 combat boats and a large number of vehicles.
The nations participating are Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Germany, Georgia, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Sweden is participating with an amphibious rifle company, a corvette, 8 JAS aircraft and aerial combat command from the 1st battle command battalion.
Major Kristina Swaan
Information Officer Amf 1