Articles written by: European Defence Agency

Counter IED Lab Saves Lives in Afghanistan

Counter IED Lab Saves Lives in Afghanistan

Of all the weapons deployed by terrorists the improvised explosive device (IED) is the most effective, causing more combat casualties than any other method of attack in Afghanistan. NATO Exploitation Level Two for C-IED requires intermediate processing of information in […]


Increasing Europe’s Strategic Tanker Capability By 2020

Increasing Europe’s Strategic Tanker Capability By 2020

During the meeting of the EDA steering board on 19 November, defence ministers from ten European states signed a letter of intent to work together to boost their military air-to-air refueling capacity. Air-to-air refueling (AAR) is a critical enabler for […]


European Maritime Surveillance Network Expands

European Maritime Surveillance Network Expands

Today, at the margins of the EDA Steering Board in Capabilities Directors formation, two EDA Member States, Bulgaria and Latvia, plus Norway, joined the Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) community by signing the Technical Arrangement “Live phase”. The 15 initial participating Member […]


European Defence Agency Calls for Concerted Action for Future Air Systems

European Defence Agency Calls for Concerted Action for Future Air Systems

Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA), today highlighted the need for urgent action on European cooperation in the area of future air systems (FAS) during a conference at ILA Berlin. The Agency is already supporting a […]


EDA Precision Guided Ammunition Study Delivers Final Report

EDA Precision Guided Ammunition Study Delivers Final Report

The final report of EDA’s Precision Guided Ammunition (PGA) Roadmap and Implementation Plan study was presented to the member states on 29th November 2011. The report is the result of an analysis of expected future requirements for Precision Engagement and […]


Norway Joins the European Air Transport Fleet

Norway Joins the European Air Transport Fleet

Last week, Norway’s National Armaments Director, Mr. Morten Tiller, signed the European Air Transport Fleet Category A Programme Arrangement (PA) at EDA. At this occasion, Ms. Claude-France Arnould, EDA’s Chief Executive, said that this signature “not only reinforces the European […]


European Defence Seeking Savings Through Pooling and Sharing

European Defence Seeking Savings Through Pooling and Sharing

BRUSSELS: European Defence Ministers have agreed that the Agency’s activities on Pooling and Sharing of national military capabilities should be enhanced. In addition to successful existing projects – such as improving helicopters availability, air transport, third party logistics support and […]


European Unmanned Maritime Systems Launched

European Unmanned Maritime Systems Launched

The “European Unmanned Maritime Systems for Mine-Counter-Measures and other naval applications (UMS)” is the third EDA Category A programme. It represents the first major and concrete success of an ambitious technology programme directly connected to Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM), […]


Impact of Defense Cuts on Europe’s Big Four

Impact of Defense Cuts on Europe’s Big Four

BRUSSELS: EDA hosted today the public presentation of the Report “Restructuring Europe’s Armed Forces in Times of Austerity: A Dialog on Challenges and Opportunities for Government and Industry”, the result of a project developed by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik […]


 
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