European Defence Matters №6 (2014)

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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.

Welcome
5 Director Eric Platteau and Editor-In-Chief
Guillaume Steuer introduce this edition of European Defence Matters
European Defence News
6 EU Affairs
Pooled procurement of Carl-Gustaf ammunition moving forward, EUFOR engineers improve access to Bangui airport, EDA stages biological reconnaissance and defence workshop, Law enforcement and military combine efforts at first European homemade explosives course, Federica Mogherini appointed new head of EDA, Successful completion of second EU personnel recovery course in Hungary
9 Industry News
Land defence systems companies KMWand
Nexter in merger talks, Latvia to commission surplus UK armoured combat vehicles, Saab completes acquisition of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, MBDA signs cooperation agreements with Polish industry, Taranis UCAV demonstrator flies in stealth configuration, Airbus Group and Safran to revamp their space launcher business with dedicated joint-venture
Ten years of EDA
12 Ten years of working together
To celebrate the tenth birthday of the European Defence Agency, a unique book will be published at the end of 2014.
16 Confronting Europe’s defence deficit
Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and
Foreign Affairs, King’s College London
20 What are the missing instruments to reach another level of European defence?
Brigadier General (retd) Jo Coelmont, Senior
Associate Fellow, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
Operations and projects
24 Supporting the fight
Support to European Union (EU) operations and, more generally, to the Common Security and Defence Policy has always been one of the core missions of EDA
28 Building trust formultinational operations
A series of multinational exercises has been organised this year to enhance interoperability between European aviators
32 Raw materials: securing the supply
EDA is working to ensure that Member States will have a guaranteed supply of the scarce raw materials that provide essential structures and components for complex battlefield systems
34 Fit for purpose
It has been almost a year since the Agency adopted a new structure to improve its support to Member States
Opinion
36 “A window on Europe”
Interview with MichalWierciński, who has been directly involved in drafting the first ‘National Defence R&T strategy’ in Poland
38 “Cooperation can be envisaged in almost every domain”
Interview with General Pierre de Villiers, French Chief of Defence Staff
41 Pooling and sharing, the academic way
Interview with Hans-BernhardWeisserth, Head of the European Security and Defence College
Key Quotes
42 Key quotes and facts, index to advertisers

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