Finland Navy Nations // Non-aligned Europe



OVERVIEW The Finnish navy (Merivoimat) has been assigned the tasks of surveillance and defense of the coastal and offshore island territories of Finland and protection of vital shipping lanes. Finnish surface combatants operate almost exclusively in the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. The backbone of coastal defense is provided by an extensive network of fixed-site coastal artillery emplacements, radar sites and underwater monitoring. Aging coastal artillery has given way to...

 

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