Enhanced Nordic dialogue and information exchange in the event of crisis and conflict – summary of defence ministerial meetings on 19–20 November

Sweden’s year as chair of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) was summarised when the Nordic defence ministers met in Stockholm on 19 November.

“In 2019, Sweden and our Nordic neighbours have jointly laid the foundation for closer dialogue in the event of a serious crisis or conflict in our region. We have strengthened our ability to reach a common understanding of the security situation during a crisis”, says Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.

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Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden signs arrangement to extend Alternate Landing Base project

Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden signs arrangement to extend Alternate Landing Base project
On 9 November, during the celebration of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s 75th anniversary, the Chiefs of Air Force in Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden signed a Technical Arrangement for the Alternate Landing Base II (ALB II) project.
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Nordic Combat Uniform project enters field testing phase

Nordic Combat Uniform project enters field testing phase
The Nordic Combat Uniform (NCU) project is now ready to enter the field-testing phase. Some 480 soldiers from all four Nordic countries will be testing the uniform systems from the final prequalified tenderers.  
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Green Acquisitions in NORDEFCO

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is an important tool for reducing environmental impacts of public activities while influencing the market towards delivery of greener goods and services, also in the Defence sector.
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NORDEFCO chairmanship will inform Russia about ongoing work and Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019

The Swedish chairmanship of NORDEFCO will host a meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation in Stockholm on 14 May 2019.

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Joint training efforts strengthen peacekeeping in Mali

Joint training efforts strengthen peacekeeping in Mali
Currently, a team of nine officers from Sweden and Finland is located in Timbuktu, Mali. The team is called “Nordic Defence Cooperation Mobile Training Team”, NORDEFCO MTT, and their mission is to train other nations’ forces that are part of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA. The training initiative is a pilot project and part of the Nordic Defence Cooperation.
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Nordic Combat Uniform project will shape future Nordic procurement

Nordic Combat Uniform project will shape future Nordic procurement
The experiences from the Nordic Combat Uniform project (NCU) is high on the agenda for NORDEFCO Cooperation Area Armaments.
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A big leap towards a common combat uniform system in the Nordic nations

A big leap towards a common combat uniform system in the Nordic nations
The requirements of the new Nordic uniform system have been submitted to the qualified vendors. In mid-September the quotations, including a full sample uniform system, shall be delivered.
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Report: A Stronger North? Nordic cooperation in foreign and security policy in a new security environment

Nordic cooperation on foreign and security policy has gained renewed attention in recent years. Changes in the Nordic states’ immediate security environment after the Ukraine crisis, as well as growing global uncertainty, have turned foreign, security and defence policy into a focal point of the Nordic agenda.
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Nordic defence ministers meet in Bergen

The Nordic defence ministers will be meeting in Bergen, Norway, April 10.-11. On the agenda is regional security challenges, as well as further developing Nordic defence cooperation.
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