Europe’s fighter jets of the future on collision course?

By |oktober 28th, 2019|European defence, European jet fighter, F-35, FCAS, News, Tempest|

The European defence market is focused on the Franco-German-Spanish Future Combat Aircraft System (FCAS) and the British-led Tempest fighter project. Pressure is mounting on EU member states to pick sides, can both projects ultimately coexist?

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EU defence funding far too small for big ambitions: report

By |september 12th, 2019|defence spending, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Court of Auditors, European defence, News, strategic autonomy|

EU's objective to increase defence spending to €22.5 billion over the next decade is insufficient for its ambitions in the sector, the European Court of Auditors said Thursday (12 September) in its annual review paper on the bloc's defence cooperation and policy.

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Macron hails common European defence at Paris parade

By |julij 15th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, European defence, Franco-German relations, News, pesco|

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (14 July) sought to showcase European military cooperation in France's annual Bastille Day parade that included representatives of nine other European armies in a show of unity at a time of growing tensions be...

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France’s weapons exports see sharp increase on European market

By |junij 14th, 2019|arms trade, Bruxelles2, European defence, France, helicopters, News, Weapons|

France's arms sales in 2018 were worth €9.118 billion, up 30% compared to 2017. Exports to European countries are seeing a strong increase, according to the French Ministry for Armed Forces. EURACTIV's partner Brussels2.eu reports.

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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

By |maj 17th, 2019|burden sharing, common defence, Donald Trump, EDF, European defence, Federica Mogherini, Nato, News, pesco|

The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

European Defence Fund talks reveal rift over EU’s defence future

By |februar 11th, 2019|European Council, European defence, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, European Parliament, MFF, News, Reinhard Bütikofer, strategic autonomy, trilogue, Zdzisław Krasnodebski|

EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.

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France and Germany to launch first contracts on future combat jets

By |februar 6th, 2019|European defence, European jet fighter, F-35, fighter jet, Florence Parly, France, Germany, military procurement, News, nuclear weapons, Spain, Ursula von der Leyen|

France and Germany will on Wednesday (6 February) announce a 65 million euros contract financed equally by both countries over two years as the first act of the joint programme to design a next-generation combat jet, a French army source said.

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Bulgarian PM: Pilots tell me F-16 is best

By |december 14th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, defence procurement, Donald Trump, European defence, News|

Bulgaria needs a plane capable not only of patrolling, but conducting combat operations and winning, and that means buying F-16s, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told journalists on Friday (14 December), adding that he didn’t want to influence an ongoing tender in the country.

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EU greenlights new wave of military projects, secret agents training

By |november 20th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU-NATO cooperation, European army, European defence, News, pesco|

Foreign and defence ministers on Monday (19 November) agreed on 17 new armaments and military projects within the PESCO framework, including the development of new weapons systems and the establishment of a training facility for secret agents.

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Stoltenberg opposes EU defence duplicating NATO, Putin likes the idea

By |november 13th, 2018|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, European army, European defence, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News, Vladimir Putin|

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defence spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron.

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