NORDEFCONordic Defence Cooperation (est. 2009)
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The procurement will be done in collaboration with FLO (NDLO) and FMT (Dalo) as part of NORDEFCO / Nortat cooperation.
The geographical proximity of NORDEFCO countries, their many shared foreign and security interests (including overseas peacekeeping missions), and their increasing attention to environmental and security implications of energy production and transit in the Nordic and Arctic regions almost certainly will spur expanded cooperation in the future.
However, Finnish officials do not see NORDEFCO as a stepping stone to a mutually binding guarantee of a common Nordic response to external attack "or undue pressure," as recommended by former Norwegian foreign and defense minister Thorvald Stoltenberg in a 2009 report.