Posts tagged as European Defence Fund

Fostering defence innovation through the European Defence Fund

Friday, April 19, 2019

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU Defence Fund will foster technological innovation and cooperation in the European defence sector and aims to place the EU among the top four defence research and…

European Defence Fund on track with €525 million for Eurodrone and other joint research and industrial projects

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Commission has adopted work programmes to co-finance joint defence industrial projects in 2019-2020 worth up to €500 million. A further €25 million have been earmarked to support collaborative defence research projects in 2019, with calls for proposals launched yesterday. The Juncker Commission is making an unprecedented effort to protect and defend Europeans. From 2021, a fully-fledged European Defence Fund will foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base and…

Estonia planning to develop unmanned military land systems

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Estonia, along with Finland and Latvia, is planning to develop unmanned military land systems. Hidden behind the military-economic jargon is the assumption that unmanned military systems on land are likely to experience a boom similar to that in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) in recent years. UVAs, more commonly referred to as drones, are already in widespread and diverse military use, for support and reconnaissance purposes as well…