The Defence Forces

The Defence Forces maintain and develop the capability to perform defined by the foreign, security and defence policy of Finland’s political leadership. The capability comprises the capabilities of ground defence, maritime defence and air defence as well as the joint capabilities of the Defence Forces.

Capability proportioned to the security environment prevents the emergence of crisis situations and their escalation to the use of armed force.

Capability is assessed for Finland’s military defence and, at the same time, adapted to the other two tasks of the Defence Forces.

The Defence Forces maintain the readiness level necessary to fulfil all tasks assigned to them. The use of the Defence Forces’ capabilities is prepared to cover the whole county.





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