New multinational cooperation initiative launched to respond to one of NATO’s growing capability priorities

  • 09 Jul. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 09 Jul. 2016 12:48

Poland and Turkey signed today a Letter of Intent for multinational cooperation in the area of Airborne Electronic Attack – Escort Jamming. Emerging operational requirements have created an increased demand for this capability area.

Remarks by Deputy NATO Secretary General Alexander Vershbow

The focus of the Letter of Intent is to investigate specific cooperation opportunities to protect Allied air assets through jamming. Multinational cooperation is an obvious choice in this area due to high development costs, low acquisition numbers, and the opportunity for modular solutions. Beyond the development of common equipment the Allies involved will also explore additional cooperation aspects such as training and experimentation, which are crucial for delivering the relevant capabilities.

The signatories anticipate that additional Allies will join this initiative in due course to expand the benefits this multinational construct is offering.