Tag Archives: defense cooperation

European Commission Aims to Advance Defense Collaboration Via Permanent Structured Cooperation

The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects. The PESCO projects encompass …

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Robert Work, UK Counterpart Sign Cooperation Agreement on P-8A Operations in North Atlantic

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Harriett Baldwin, U.K. minister for defense procurement, have signed an agreement that aims to strengthen the U.S.-U.K. defense partnership and collaboration in P-8A Poseidon aircraft operations. The Defense Department said Wednesday the two countries will seek opportunities to share logistics and support bases for the P-8A maritime …

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US, Nordic & Baltic Nations Conduct Multilateral Security Forum

The U.S. and Nordic and Baltic nations have conducted multilateral security meetings in Finland over two days to address regional security threats and beef up the U.S.-Nordic-Baltic cooperation, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work arrived in the Finnish capital of Helsinki Thursday to meet with …

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Bob Work Talks Security Challenges During Finland Visit

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work was set to discuss security challenges with the Baltic and Nordic countries during his two-day visit to Finland, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work’s visit focused on defense cooperation and regional alliance amid threats arising from Russia’s behavior in the Baltic Sea. “This …

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DoD News: Robert Work Talks Defense Cooperation, Russian Activities With Nordic, Baltic Countries

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work discussed defense cooperation and regional threats in a meeting between the U.S. and Nordic and Baltic countries, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the meeting focused on defense cooperation, Russian activities in Europe and anti-terrorism efforts against the Islamic State militant group. “Finland has about a 1,500-kilometer border with Russia, so …

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Ashton Carter: U.S. Seeks Weapons Development Ties with India

The United States is looking to  carry out a year-old defense trade agreement signed with India by stepping up cooperation in joint production and development of weapons, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Deputy Defense Sec. Ashton Carter told reporters the deeper defense ties mean technology transfers and priority funding …

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