The establishment of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) by the Council in December 2017 has raised cooperation on defence among the participating EU Member States to a new level.
The key difference between PESCO and other forms of cooperation is the legally binding nature of the commitments undertaken by the 25 Member States which participate in PESCO.
The list of ambitious and more binding common commitments undertaken by each of the participating PESCO contains 20 individual commitments, split into the five key areas set out by art.2 of annexed to the Lisbon Treaty.
- Deployable Military Disaster Relief Capability Package
- Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle / Amphibious Assault Vehicle / Light Armoured Vehicle
- Indirect Fire Support Capability (EuroArtillery)
- EUFOR Crisis Response Operation Core (EUFOR CROC)
- Integrated Unmanned Ground System (UGS)
- EU Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) Land Battlefield Missile Systems
- European Medical Command
- Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe and Support to Operations
- Military Mobility
- Energy Operational Function (EOF)
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Surveillance as a Service (CBRN SaaS)
- Geo-meteorological and Oceanographic (GeoMETOC) Support Coordination Element (GMSCE)
- European Secure Software defined Radio (ESSOR)
- Cyber Threats and Incident Response Information Sharing Platform
- Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security
- Strategic Command and Control (C2) System for CSDP Missions and Operations
- European High Atmosphere Airship Platform (EHAAP) – Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability
- One Deployable Special Operations Forces (SOF) Tactical Command and Control (C2) Command Post (CP) for Small Joint Operations (SJO) – (SOCC) for SJO
- Electronic Warfare Capability and Interoperability Programme for Future Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) Cooperation
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