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Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

| July 24, 2019

“There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured, right) said on Monday, writes Kylie MacLellan. “When it comes to freedom […]

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Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

| June 26, 2019

Photo by the European Defence Agency While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence co-operation. Since 2016, there has been significant progress in the area of EU security and defence with several concrete EU initiatives to encourage cooperation […]

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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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#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative defence procurement to help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive (Directive 2009/81/EC) consistently and make use of all the co-operation possibilities it offers. This will facilitate Member States’ participation in collaborative defence projects under the future European Defence Fund and its current precursor programmes. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship […]

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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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Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

| April 23, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU Defence Fund will foster technological innovation and cooperation in the European defence […]

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#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act

#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act

| April 18, 2019

The European Parliament have adopted two important Security Union legislative initiatives proposed by the Commission on interoperability and explosive precursors. These new measures will allow EU information systems for security, migration and border management to work together more intelligently and will strengthen EU rules on explosive precursors. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The Security Union is steadily […]

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