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The French Army has received its first three mini-drone reconnaissance systems

Expected for 2019, the delivery of the first Mini-Drone Reconnaissance Systems to the French Army was...

Elbit Systems gets Nasdaq deficiency notice

Elbit Systems (ESLT -4.6%) says it received a notice from Nasdaq that it is not in compliance with the market's...

French Army wants to place robots “at the heart of the squad”

Although French Army has used robots for a long time now, such as the Minirogen and the...

Armed robots and “kamikaze UAVs” featured at Eurosatory

The 2018 Eurosatory military trade show confirmed the craze for machines designed to replace humans on the...

BAE Systems fire-tests its new APKWS ground-to-ground missile system

On May 25th, 2020, British defense firm BAE announced that it had successfully fired its new Advanced...

France and Germany officially agree on co-developing their future main battle tank system

On April 28, French Defense Minister Florence Parly and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer signed a framework...

Asymmetric Conflicts

European commission

The European Union is running in circles in pursuit of “digital sovereignty”

The European Union is running in circles in pursuit of “digital sovereignty.” There are no bronze medals in the...

EU defence consolidation underway

The appointment of Sylvie Goulard, in November of 2019, is yet another token of seriousness from EC president Ursula von der Leyen,...

European Commission: toward a comprehensive EU Defense Industrial Policy?

​After decades of near absence, the EC is becoming increasingly involved in European defense matters, until now relegated to the Member States....

Europe needs to build military assertiveness, says European Commission President

EC President Von der Leyen has lighted the way forward, for Europe’s diplomatic and Security global stance, stating that Europe needed to...

RESEARCH & DOCTRINE

The Marines want to get rid of their tanks. Here’s why.

A series of wargames conducted between 2018 and 2019 helped inform the Corps’ decision to divest of tanks and...

Not smart enough: The poverty of European military thinking on artificial intelligence

There is currently too little European thinking about what artificial intelligence means for the military. "Artificial intelligence" (AI) has...

Europe needs to build military assertiveness, says European Commission President

EC President Von der Leyen has lighted the way forward, for Europe’s diplomatic and Security global stance, stating that Europe needed to...

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A new role for joint civil-military interaction

Global crises, such as the spreading of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), hybrid threats and asymmetric warfare...

Europe needs to build military assertiveness, says European Commission President

EC President Von der Leyen has lighted the way forward, for Europe’s diplomatic and Security global stance, stating that Europe needed to...

European Defence is growing in strength

The European Union has launched an incentive program, designed to help the market integrate and improve competitiveness, throughout all European countries. This...

Bulgarian army modernization entering rough patch

The tender around the modernization of the Bulgarian army, in dire need of an upgrade, is entering the political phase… The unusual...

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Europe’s forced shift towards defence self-reliance should raise alarms

Much like the rest of the world, Europe’s post-war security has been disproportionately guaranteed by the US –...

European military defense : who’s running the show?

Across all industries, we can observe the same tendency to restructure on a large scale, and hyper-concentrations...

‘We need to be realistic: defence budgets will come under pressure from COVID-19’

New head of the European Defence Agency, Jiří Šedivý, took up the post in the midst of...

COMPANIES

Elbit Systems gets Nasdaq deficiency notice

Elbit Systems (ESLT -4.6%) says it received a notice from Nasdaq that it is not in compliance with the market's...

Corruption Charges Against ex-head of China’s Aircraft Carrier Program

China is probing a corruption case pertaining to Hu Wenming, who was in-charge of the project to...

Thyssenkrupp in talks with local rivals about possible warship unit merger

German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) is in talks about possibly merging its subsidiary ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) with...

Rheinmetall to supply training technology for German Army’s Puma IFVs

Rheinmetall will supply the German Army with the AGDUS training and simulation technology for the mechanised infantry units using the Puma IFV.

Market

Pakistan Military is running profit enterprises, says report in Indian defence industry platform

An online platform of Indian defence industry has highlighted how the Pakistani Army, away from the primary...

Back hard-hit businesses? Experts press EU to instead boost defense spending

Defense experts are concerned that Europe’s newfound commitment to joint defense spending may be cast aside as...

Germany to buy F-18s and Eurofighters to rejuvenate its air force

The Luftwaffe’s aging fleet of Tornadoes is on the way out, as Germany has recently confirmed its...

European Defence Fund: EU funds new joint research and industrial projects

The Commission is opening calls for proposals to finance up to €160 million in joint defence industrial...

Tech

The French Army has received its first three mini-drone reconnaissance systems

Expected for 2019, the delivery of the first Mini-Drone Reconnaissance Systems to the French Army was...

French Army wants to place robots “at the heart of the squad”

Although French Army has used robots for a long time now, such as the Minirogen and the...

Armed robots and “kamikaze UAVs” featured at Eurosatory

The 2018 Eurosatory military trade show confirmed the craze for machines designed to replace humans on the...

BAE Systems fire-tests its new APKWS ground-to-ground missile system

On May 25th, 2020, British defense firm BAE announced that it had successfully fired its new Advanced...