France joins an initiative promoted by thirteen NATO Allies to cooperate on Maritime Unmanned System (11 April 2019) [fr]
On the occasion of NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), France has joined on the 11th of April an initiative to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned System (MUS).
In the framework of the implementation of NATO’s reinforced maritime posture, thirteen Allies (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United-Kingdom and the United-States) signed on the 3rd of October 2018 a declaration of intent to cooperate in the area of Maritime Unmanned System (MUS). On the occasion of NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) – senior NATO committee responsible for promoting the cooperation between countries in the armaments field – France has joined on the 11th of April this initiative.
It enables Allies to explore tailored solutions to new threats and challenges in the maritime field as well as the possibilities of common developments or procurement of equipment and systems. This initiative takes place in the larger framework of NATO multinational capability cooperation which aims to identify collaborative opportunities between Allies in several key areas.