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Giulia Tilenni

Giulia Tilenni
Giulia Tilenni is a contributing analyst for diverse leading journals specialised in defence technology and defence issues. She works on European Union defence and security trends, budgetary issues, and members' national security dilemmas, as well as the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle market and technological trends. @gtilenni

European MALE UAV Moves Forward

Several European nations could receive a new Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by the middle of next decade. According to French, German and Italian operational requirements, the UAV would be a modular system, able to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. A mock-up...

EU and NATO Look to Closer Defence Ties

The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are taking steps to deepen their defence cooperation following the signing of the Warsaw Joint Declaration signed on 8 July 2016. The Declaration identified several key areas of cooperation: to counter hybrid threats,...

ECA UAVs and UGVs Collaborate

ECA is pushing forward collaboration among several of its unmanned systems notably the Iguana Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and IT-180 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The company recently demonstrated to the press the added value that collaborative work between UGVs and UAVs could bring to dangerous...

OCCAR and EDA explained

European Union (EU) member states’ willingness to participate in cooperative defence equipment programmes is supported by two organisations; the EDA and OCCAR. The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement (OCCAR/Joint Organisation for Armament Coopperation). Although established by...

On Funds and Windows

EU troops
The European Commission is working on new economic incentives to support member states’ willingness to cooperate regarding national and collective European Union (EU) security through the European Defence Action Plan. The European Commission (the EU’s executive body) considers the creation of a real European...

Back to the Battlegroups

European Union (EU) sources have confirmed to that the organisation maybe planning to enhance its EU battlegroups concept. EU battlegroups have a battalion strength of circa 1500 troops and are comprised of forces provided by the member states of the European Union. These battlegroups,...

The Iron Fist in the Velvet Glove: The European Union and Defence: Part 1

In the first of a series of articles on the defence decision-making processes of the European Union (EU), we examine the role of the European Council in this vital part of the EU’s activities. The European Council groups together the EU’s members states’ heads...

The Ties that Bind

The European Union is planning further discussions to enhance and deepen its defence cooperation this coming May. These forthcoming discussions, expected to occur at meetings of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council this May in Brussels. The Foreign Affairs Council comprises the ministers from the EU’s...

Old troubles, new command

The European Union (EU) hopes to have made important enhancements to the command of its military operations by the end of the year, EU sources have informed These enhancements are expected to take for forms of the activation of a new military headquarters known...

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