Where does the large-scale exercise take place?

Where does the large-scale exercise take place?

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Northern Coasts takes place every year in the Baltic Sea. Each time, the participants use different sea areas. How these areas are defined depends mainly on which country is acting as host nation. 

In 2019, for example, with Denmark and Germany as joint hosts, the exercise area were the Baltic Sea Approaches to the west of the maritime region. In 2023, Latvia and Estonia are host nations, so Northern Coasts will take place in the central Baltic Sea off the coast of the Baltic States.

Landscape of baltic sea

The entire western and central Baltic Sea, between the Gulf of Bothnia and the North Sea approaches, is of strategic importance for the states around this sea. The Northern Coasts manoeuvre series therefore changes the exact exercise area every year.

Bundeswehr/Marcus Mohr