10 March 2015 Sweden Ministry of Defence
The Nordic ministers have signed an updated agreement between the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden concerning Cooperation in the Defence Materiel Area.
The agreement has been updated with an adaptation to the defence directives of the EU (Defence and Security Procurement Directive and the Transfer Directive).
It has also been enhanced in order to make it possible to cooperate in additional areas. The agreement is now more flexible so the various parties can enter into agreements that support cooperation in various configurations.
- It is satisfying that we now have updated the agreement, which is an important milestone. The next step will be to develop an appendix, which includes more detailed contractual regulations, such as procurement, security of supply and export control, says Minister for Defence, and Chairman of Nordefco, Peter Hultqvist.