Ten northern European countries members of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) decided last night to activate a “defense clause” providing for the deployment of additional military assets to protect underwater infrastructure in the Baltic Sea, after several incidents.
“This includes maritime and air capabilities that will be deployed in the heart of the JEF region, constituting a military contribution to the protection of crucial underwater infrastructure,” the defense ministers of the ten countries said in a statement. after a meeting. “This is the first time that a defense clause has been activated by the JEF,” they clarified, indicating that these activities would begin “at the beginning of December”.
The JEF is a coalition of 10 countries led by the United Kingdom, and including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, associated around operational defense issues in northern Europe.