European Defence Matters №4 (2013)

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Год / месяц: 2013/12

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EDM is the only dedicated European defence journal designed specifically to address the issues of effective future defence procurement in Europe. It has a growing circulation of more than 10,000 copies, focused on senior decision makers within government and industry.

5 Director Eric Platteau and Editor-In-Chief
Philip Butterworth-Hayes introduce this edition of
European Defence Matters
European Defence News
6 Pan-European air-to-air refuelling clearance trials underway; Hot Blade 13 helps refine combat helicopter skills; Harmonising ammunition qualification: endorsement of Test Centres; News in brief; EDA-Egmont PhD Prize: submissions request
EU Affairs
9 Head of Agency publishes report on CSDP
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Head of the EDA, published on October 15, 2013, her final report on further strengthening the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
10 Critical technology investment now more important than ever
Europe has enjoyed a leading position in many aspects of defence research and technology (R&T) over the last two decades
13 European Commission publishes its blueprint for strengthening Europe’s defence industry
The European Commission has set out a number of detailed proposals for consideration by EU Member States to improve cooperation in capability acquisition and reduce duplication In the spotlight
16 “Cooperation has become a necessity, not a luxury”
The EDA’s Chief Executive Claude-France Arnould
19 “We can all benefit by cooperating”
General Gerard Van Caelenberge, Belgian Chief of Defence
22 Squaring the circle with cooperation
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of
25 “The European Union fulfils its task”
General Bruno Guibert, mission commander
Programmes and industry
26 Electronic procurement initiatives bring closer cooperation
29 Cyber security: leveraging technology in support of people
30 Advancing armament cooperation know-how
32 Progress on integrating unmanned systems into civil airspace
34 Moving towards more joint military airworthiness standards
Independent Viewpoint
35 The European defence and security environment and geopolitical threats
Irnerio Seminatore, founder and director of the Brussels-based Institut Européen des Relations
Internationales (IERI)
Key Quotes
38 Key quotes and facts, index to advertisers

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