Defence written question – answered at on 3 July 2012.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what agreements were reached with other NATO countries during the recent Chicago Summit in respect of the pooling of capacities and the joint replacement of assets.

Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As set out in the Chicago Summit Declaration on Defence Capabilities

NATO endorsed a number of multinational capability projects under the Smart Defence banner, declared an interim Ballistic Missile Defence capability, launched an initiative to improve Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and extended NATO's Air Policing mission in the Baltic. The summit also gave a renewed emphasis to the importance of collective training and exercising through the Connected Forces Initiative.

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