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Nordic nations plan to jointly operate air forces

24th March 2023 - 16:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann, Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo in London, Milan

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The goal of the cooperation is to allow seamless joint operation. (Photo: Finnish Air Force)

Four Scandinavian countries have signed a joint declaration to strengthen the air defence of the region in the face of a heightened Russian threat.

Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have signed a declaration of intent to ‘deepen [their] already established cooperation’, the Finnish and Danish air forces said.

The declaration is the first of its kind and commander of the NATO Air Force Staff, Gen James B Hecker, was also present at the event.

‘The declaration of intent strengthens cooperation between the countries and creates the conditions for strengthening the air defence of the Nordic countries,’ the Finnish Air Force noted in a statement published on 23 March.

A Danish press release, published on 24 March, said the Nordic countries will pursue four areas

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Norbert Neumann

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo


Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

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