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Pooling & Sharing: New Opportunities

Brussels - 19 November, 2012
During the meeting of the EDA’s steering board on 19 November 2012, defence ministers tasked the European Defence Agency with the assessment of new Pooling & Sharing opportunities in the following areas: 
  • Pooling & Sharing of Cyber Defence capabilities for Operation/Force Headquarters, joint R&T activities, training and exercises. 
  • In the field of Route Clearance CIED significant savings and operational benefits are expected through the pooling of capability elements. 
  • NH90. Several Member States are interested in cooperating in the testing phase or the pooling of spare parts for the NH90. 
  • EDA will develop the maritime landscaping exercise by pooling for example spare parts, coordinating maintenance and submarine related support activities. 
  • EDA will establish a European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course (EATTC) in the framework of the European Air Transport Fleet programme. 

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Participating Member States

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • UK