Brussels | Nov 05, 2013 European Defence Agency
In this fourth issue of European Defence Matters, the magazine of the European Defence Agency, readers will get an insight into preparations ahead of the European Summit in December when Heads of States and Government will discuss defence and security topics. The feature includes an overview of the final report on CSDP by High Representative and Head of the Agency, Catherine Ashton as well as of the European Commission Communication on Defence Industry. A third article details the importance of critical technology investment as well as defence research and technology.
Key interviews of this issue include Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO, Claude-France Arnould, EDA Chief Executive, General Gerard Van Caelenberge, Belgian Chief of Defence and General Bruno Guibert, commander of EUTM Mali.
In the section on programmes and industry, more information is provided on the recent EDA electronic procurement initiatives eQuip, a government-to-government electronic market place for surplus defence equipment and the EDA Procurement Gateway, the one-stop shop to defence procurement information and opportunities. Readers will also get an update on the Agency’s work in the areas of cyber security, armament cooperation training, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems and military airworthiness harmonisation.