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Brexit the chance for a united EU military?

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Sancho, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-30-08-34-25

    FINLAND, SWEDEN JOIN BRITISH-LED RAPID ACTION MILITARY FORCE

    HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden and Finland have joined a British-led military rapid reaction force that can either operate alone or jointly with the United Nations, NATO or the European Union.

    The two non-NATO members joined the Joint Expeditionary Force on Friday when Sweden's Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist and his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinisto signed a deal in Stockholm in the presence of British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, who called it "a force of friends."

    The unit can consist of up to 10,000 troops from Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It can be used in combat, deterrence or humanitarian support.

    In recent years, Finns and Swedes have strengthened their military cooperation with NATO and bilaterally with London and Washington, mainly due to neighboring Russia's behavior in the Baltic region.

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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-germany-defence-idUSKBN19Y1FJ?il=0

    If true, this is AWESOME!!! :yahoo:
     
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    It's a reuters news... Also seen on french newspaper.
    A manner to kill a deutsch purchase of F35.
    But between a political annonce and a true and financed programm there is a big gap.
    And what about Franco english FCAS ?
    the next future will be interesting.
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    http://www.firstpost.com/world/fran...elop-new-generation-fighter-jets-3809851.html
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Joint artillery and A2G missiles are on the list now too.
     
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