Armaments & Industry
Conferences and Seminars
New working group in Nordefco for unmanned aerial systems
During three days in September, participants from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden gathered at the Army-museum in Stockholm to, within the framework of Nordefco (Cooperation Area Armament), kick-off a new working group for unmanned aerial systems (UAS WG).
New NORDEFCO Project Development Guide 2.0 released in 04/2023
COPA ARMA finalized the new updated version of NPDG, which was approved by PSC ARMA in 2019 as a guiding document for Nordic armaments cooperation.
New vision for Nordic defence cooperation a priority during Sweden’s 2023 chairmanship of NORDEFCO
On 1 January, Sweden assumed the chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). As chair, Sweden is focusing on continued support to Ukraine and adapting cooperation to the new defence and security policy situation in Europe.
Sustainable life cycle of defence equipment theme at Nordefco Green Defence Webinar
Nordefco's Green Defence webinar, organised under Finland's chairmanship, discussed common Nordic funds to promote environmentally sustainable procurement of defence equipment and the related circular economy. Nordefco's long-term goal is to be operational in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
Nordic defence ministers discussed development of cooperation during crisis
Nordic defence ministers discussed development of cooperation during periods of crisis and conflict Hosted by Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen, the Nordic defence ministers met in Majvik, Kirkkonummi, on 9 to 10 November 2021.
Nordic CHODs and NADs meeting
The Nordic Chiefs of Defence and National Armament Directors met 20.8.2021 via VTC. The meeting was hosted by the Finnish Chief of Defence, general Timo Kivinen together with National Armaments Director Raimo Jyväsjärvi. Finland is holding the chairmanship of Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) 2021.
Lithuania and Finland co-hosted Nordic-Baltic CHOD meeting
The Nordic Chiefs of Defence met with the Baltic Chiefs of Defence in Nordic Baltic meeting chaired by
Lithuania. The Nordic and Baltic nations continued to strengthen their cooperation.
NORDIC DEFENCE COOPERATION STRENGTHENS REGIONAL STABILITY
Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
General Timo Kivinen
Towards Vision 2025 by Strengthening NORDEFCO as Forum for High-Level Military Strategic Discussions
The Chiefs of Defence exchanged views and ideas on the Nordic security situation, including the implications on capability development in the Nordic countries.
NORDEFCO Annual Report 2020
The Annual Report for the Danish Chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) in 2020 has now been published to the NORDEFCO webpage.
Letter of Intent signed on Nordic-US joint exercise ‘Arctic Challenge’
Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and The Nordic Ministers of Defence sign Letter of Intent on Nordic-US joint exercise ‘Arctic Challenge’ (ACE).
Finland’s chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2021
In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which established the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) in 2009, the purpose of the cooperation is to strengthen the Participants’ national defence, explore common synergies and facilitate efficient common solutions.
NORDEFCO has taken important steps forward in 2020
With the Danish chairmanship drawing to a close it is possible to look back and reflect upon the year.
NORDEFCO strengthens cooperation with Baltic States in 2020
An autumn meeting between the NORDEFCO Military Coordination Committee and Partners from the Baltic States concluded an eventful year 2020 of strengthened Nordic-Baltic defence cooperation.
First meeting between NORDEFCO and the United States at the military level
The Military Coordination Committee (MCC) met with Brigadier General Jessica Meyeraan from the United States European Command in what was the first meeting between NORDEFCO and the United States at the military level.
Nordic Chiefs of Defence agree to continue work on capability development
The Nordic Chiefs of Defence, joined by their respective National Armaments Directors, agreed at a virtual meeting to continue the work on capability development in the areas agreed to at the Chief of Defence meeting in February.
Hybrid threats require rapid responses
The Military Coordination Committee (MCC), in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, has conducted a Maritime Hybrid Warfare Webinar, bringing awareness to the risks and dangers which this type of warfare represents.
NORDEFCO decides to continue logistics cooperation
The Logistics Forum (LOG Forum) was established in 2018 to uncover new areas of cooperation between the Nordic nations on logistical issues.
Status meeting on Covid-19 crisis
The Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen, has for the third time this spring discussed and taken stock of the Covid-19 crisis with her Nordic colleagues.
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.
Joint training efforts strengthen peacekeeping in Mali
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 main aim and purpose of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) is to strengthen the participating nations´
national defence, explore common synergies and facilitate efficient common solutions. ”