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May edition of the EDA News Review for industry


source European Defence Agency
 

          Places to be: workshops, events, exhibitions …

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2nd conference of the Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS): CF SEDSS has successfully started in January 2016. EDA is now inviting experts from national administrations, industry and academia to register for the 2nd CF SEDSS conference taking place in Dublin on 8 - 9 June. Work in the three parallel WGs will continue: Energy Management, Energy Efficiency focusing on buildings, & Renewable Energy.

 

 

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EDA in cooperation with European Commission, and the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) is organizing a workshop on opportunities in the field of critical electronic components on June 28, 2016. If you want to register, please follow the link.

          Tools of the Month

EDSTAR: Four new technical domains will be implemented: Obsolescence, Water Purification, Test & Evaluation, Certification of Ammunition. Respective expert Groups will deliver reports on identified standard best practices in May. Four other technical domain are planned to be launched: Automatic Identification Technique, Range Interoperability Camouflage, Blast Effects. Industries are kindly invited to participate by registering to philippe.cambraye@eda.europa.eu and aisatou.doucoure@afnor.org.

          News about Innovation

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Executive Summary of the Industrial analysis for the prioritised action of cyber defence of the Capability Development Plan: EDA just released the executive summary of the study undertaken by RAND Europe which aimed to assess the extent to which European industry could cater for current & emerging cyber defence requirements. This assessment also identified the scale of critical dependencies on industries outside Europe.

 

 

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Another ESIF-funded dual-use R&T project: Work underway in the EDA and the EC to explore dual-use synergies on R&T with the support of existing EU funding instruments has led to a tangible result with the recent announcement that a €2.2 million dual-use research project led by a Polish SME will be co-funded by the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF).

          Hot spot on specific issues

“2015 was a year of consolidation for the EDA. Fresh into the Agency’s second decade and in my first year as Chief Executive, it was the right moment to reengage with our Member States. In a series of visits to Europe’s capitals, I discussed with Ministers of Defence and high-level defence officials their ideas and expectations towards the EDA. …” Jorge Domecq, CE of EDA, introduction to the EDA Annual Report 2015 published in April 2016.

 

 

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Future requirements for camp management services: Based on support to CSDP activities, and to better understand the range of commercially available solutions which could fulfil possible future requirements for camp management services and associated risks / limitations, EDA is conducting a market survey. Its objective is to identify service providers of ‘turnkey’ solutions (not manufacturers of assets or supply providers). Operators are invited to submit their answer to the survey by 15 June 2016.

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