The move is cost-efficient and practical as the Nordic countries interact more and more.
“The goal is to equip the soldiers with a uniform that provides good protection in different operating environments,” Sweden’s Armed Forces informs.
At a price tag somewhere between €290 – 425 million, the tender is now out. The Nordic Combat Uniform system is a cooperation among Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway with the goal of procuring a combat uniform system with accessories.
The four Nordic countries are cooperating military under the auspices of NORDEFCO. Common uniforms will include both winter and summer uniforms, and applies for operations both nationally and internationally.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Surveillance and search and rescue top Canada’s Arctic defence priorities, Radio Canada International
Denmark: Denmark’s new defence agreement renews focus on protecting the Baltic, Radio Canada International
Finland: Finland-US military exercises decision expected next spring, Yle News
Norway: Russia’s Northern Fleet takes on key role in search and rescue exercise with Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: What Russia’s new Navy Strategy says about the Arctic, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden’s Prime Minister reaffirms commitment to country’s defense, Radio Sweden
United States: Here’s what’s in the U.S. Defense Department’s new Arctic strategy, Alaska Dispatch News