On 5th and 6th November a Nordic defence ministers' meeting took place in Skagen, chaired by the Danish minister of defence Mr. Nick
Hækkerup. The ministers discussed the further development of Nordic cooperation including a number of other areas of potential cooperation in the short as well
as longer term. The meeting was the second Nordic defence ministers' meetings during the Danish 2012 NORDEFCO presidency.
At the centre of discussions was the topic of enhanced Nordic cooperation on tactical air transport.
The ministers signed a letter of Intent, as a tangible expression of the excellent potential for deeper cooperation in this regard.
The potential areas of cooperation in this regard include pooling of air transport capacities, command and control, joint training and common sustainment solutions.
"This cooperation initiative exemplifies the 'Smart Defence'-nature of the Nordic defence cooperation", it is stated in the official NORDEFCO press release, published on the 6th of November 2012.
In the last 12 months the EATC hosted twice a Nordic delegation and informed about its Pooling&Sharing-initiative, which could be described as the EU-comparison to the NATO-called Smart Defence.