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NATO group agrees on joint purchases of US guided bombs

 

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IHS Jane's Defence Weekly Dec 15, 2016

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Brooks Tigner

Brussels — Eight European nations led by Denmark agreed on a legal framework through which the NATO members hope to jointly buy precision-guided munitions (PGMs) from the United States.

Besides Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain also signed the memorandum of understanding with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on 15 December.

This is the first attempt at a collective purchase of defence equipment governed by the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. The agreement authorises the NSPA to carry out on their behalf serial purchases of PGM kits worth hundreds of millions of dollars through the FMS system.

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