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#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

| May 15, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) began its Europe exercise series on 10 May with the start of joint exercise Immediate Response in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. Immediate Response, a freedom of movement exercise, is the first of six, long-planned USEUCOM exercises scheduled to occur in Europe between May and September 2019.  USEUCOM’s exercise series brings together […]

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#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

| May 9, 2019

The Indian Air Force’s new NARGM anti-radiation missile promises a step change for the force’s SEAD doctrine.  Work on the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) commenced in 2012 with an initial budget of $62 million, writes Thomas Withington. Open sources state that the weapon has a range of between 54 […]

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US European Command holds change of command

US European Command holds change of command

US European Command (USEUCOM) has held a change of command ceremony at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, where US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters assumed command from US Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti.  Wolters is the 18th USEUCOM commander and will also serve as the 19th Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO Allied Command […]

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MEPs call to strengthen checks on #EUArmsExports

MEPs call to strengthen checks on #EUArmsExports

| November 19, 2018

EU member states’ systematic failure to apply EU rules on arms export control should be addressed by a sanctions mechanism, Parliament said during plenary. Despite commonly agreed rules, setting the criteria on who could get an arms export licence, member states have systematically failed to apply them. Parliament is asking for a mechanism to enforce […]

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#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

| July 17, 2018

Britain will invest £2 billion to 2025 to develop a fighter jet called Tempest (pictured) that could be used with pilots or as a drone, its defence minister said on Monday (16 July), unveiling a life-sized model of the new stealthy warplane, writes Andrea Shalal. Gavin Williamson said the programme was aimed at ensuring Britain’s continued […]

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First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

First-ever #EUDefenceIndustryFund to finance joint development of capabilities

| July 5, 2018

For the first time, MEPs endorsed the setting up of a programme devoted to boosting innovation in European defence industry including cyber security on Tuesday.   With a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, the new European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) will help fund the development of new and upgraded products and technologies to make […]

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#Defence: EU to support development of military equipment

#Defence: EU to support development of military equipment

| February 23, 2018

     The EU might spend money on defence for the first time ever. MEPs have approved proposals to support EU countries developing and acquiring military equipment together. Deeper defence integration is not a new idea. The European Defence Community was one of the first and most ambitious attempts to create a joint European army […]

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