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Denmark hosts Nordic Defence Ministers meeting amidst international health crisis

Denmark hosts Nordic Defence Ministers meeting amidst international health crisis
The defence ministers of the Nordic countries met today via teleconference during the first of their two annual meetings in the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) under Danish chairmanship.
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CRISIS CONSULTATION ON COVID-19

CRISIS CONSULTATION ON COVID-19
The Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen met with her Nordic colleagues to discuss the current developments in regard to the COVID-19 out-break.
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Denmark chairman of NORDEFCO in 2020

Denmark takes over the chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2020.
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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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