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An agreement to build what is being billed as the first joint military internet has been signed by German and Dutch officials. The internet, which aims to see internal networks and equipment shared by the pair, has been named "Tactical Edge Networking" (TEN). According to a story on ZDNet, the deal was signed on Wednesday June 26 in Brussels, Belgium, where NATO defense ministers met this week. It is thought to be the first time that two countries have integrated parts of their military networks. But it must be noted that the nations have worked very closely together since 1995, so this latest deal builds upon that. Integration is a grand aim of NATO, but it has not yet happened despite the availability of the technology to do so. This latest move will therefore be a test that will be watched closely by other NATO members. In the future, NATO hopes that members can share military networks and shared standards can be implemented across states.