COPA Training & Exercises

COPA Training and Exercises will continuously identify possibilities to coordinate and harmonize military training activities among the NORDEFCO nations and facilitate a combined and joint exercise plan for a continuation of five years.

Common exercises are no news to the Nordic nations, and COPA TR&EX will ensure the continuation as well as further development of the training and exercising. Large scale exercises and some very specialized unit training often prove difficult for the single nations to afford or to be able to arrange. The main priority of COPA TR&EX is the Combined Joint Nordic Exercise Plan (CJNEP), which is a five-year exercise plan, put together by the Nordic nations.

Related to the Exercise Plan the arrangements for cross-border air exercises will be expanded and developed. The mutual use of exercise areas, firing ranges and facilities is being investigated, in order to find efficient ways to benefit from already existing military infrastructure.