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Elbit Systems Launches Hermes Maritime Patrol

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David Oliver - Elbit Systems announced at Paris Air Show that it has started operating a maritime unmanned aerial system (UAS) patrol service available to countries in the European Union (EU) under a contract between the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the Portuguese company CEiiA....

Coming to a Theatre near You

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Airbus’ A400M Atlas strategic turboprop freighter is a new aircraft at the forefront of developments in new technology for a large transport aircraft. It is designed to carry up to 37 tons of equipment and carry out all airlift-related missions, including inter and intra-theatre...

EU and NATO Look to Closer Defence Ties

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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,...

Coping With Sanctions

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At this year’s Paris Air Show, the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Dmitriy Shugaev, told armadainternational.com that European Union (EU) and US sanctions had inspired the Russian defence industry. The FSMTC is the powerful Russian government entity for military...

OCCAR and EDA explained

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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

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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 armadainternational.com 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 armadainternational.com These enhancements are expected to take for forms of the activation of a new military headquarters known...

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