Joint Expeditionary Force

The Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) is a multinational military partnership that can act independently in its own right. It can also be deployed in support of NATO or other cooperative ventures. The JEF has been fully operational since June 2018. It can operate as soon as 2 or more of the participating countries identify a requirement.


Working together with like-minded Participant Nations to provide military options to our governments, in peacetime as well as during crises or conflict. In addition, the JEF can act as a testing ground for innovations in the fields of operations, doctrine and technology.

Participating countries

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom


The JEF focuses on the whole spectrum of military operations:

  • civil-military cooperation; 
  • training;
  • military exercises;
  • expeditionary;
  • deterrence;
  • humanitarian aid;
  • combat operations;
  • hybrid warfare;
  • exchanging knowledge;
  • crisis management.