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National Armaments Directors discuss plans to boost defence industrial capacity across NATO

On Wednesday and Thursday (17 and 18 April 2024) the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) met with representatives from Allied nations to address pressing challenges facing the armament sector.
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Canada joins NATO air munitions initiative

Canada has joined NATO’s Air Battle Decisive Munitions (ABDM) framework, which reduces the costs and delivery times of ammunition. The agreement was signed on Wednesday (17 April 2024) in the margins of a bi-annual meeting of NATO’s National Armaments Directors.
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Secretary General at the Conference of National Armaments Directors: Ukraine needs our sustained support

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of continued support to Ukraine in a Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) meeting at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (19 October 2023). Calling for Allies to “go further and go faster” with “a renewed sense of urgency,” he said: “Ukraine is making progress on the ground. But they need our sustained support.”
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NATO Secretary General: we must go further and faster to procure key capabilities and boost stockpiles

Opening a two-day Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) session at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (26 April 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged Allies to ramp up weapons and ammunition production, and rapidly replenish stockpiles. This will enhance the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, while enabling continued support to Ukraine.
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NATO hosts symposium on climate change and military capabilities

On Monday (23 January 2023), NATO hosted its first Industry Symposium on Climate Change and Capabilities, which brought together over 150 representatives from NATO Allies and industry. The participants discussed how NATO’s ambitions on climate change and security can be taken into account in the development of new military capabilities.
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Top NATO procurement officials discuss bolstering stockpiles

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana welcomed National Armaments Directors to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (16 November 2022), kicking off two days of talks on bolstering Allied capabilities, inventories, and stockpiles, preferably through multinational cooperation.
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NATO Secretary General convenes top Alliance procurement officials

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg convened an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) on Tuesday (27 September 2022) at NATO Headquarters. The meeting focused on the implications of Russia’s war against Ukraine, including on Allies’ capabilities and munitions stockpiles.
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NATO Armaments Directors discuss impact of changed security environment on armaments

The Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), with representatives from Allied nations, met on 28 and 29 April 2022 for its Spring Plenary at NATO HQ.
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More Allies join NATO’s multinational capability cooperation initiatives

National Armaments Directors from 18 NATO Allies and the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) reaffirmed their commitment to working together to develop, acquire and store capabilities in a way that’s cheaper, improves access to state-of-the-art military technology, and makes Allies more interoperable.
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Conference of National Armaments Directors meets

The Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) met on Tuesday and Wednesday (26-27 October 2021) for its Autumn Plenary with representatives from Allied and Interoperability Platform (IP) partners, as part of its regular cycle of meetings.

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