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septembre 2018

Spain & Saudi Arabia: first, a story of kings and money   The recent Saudi contract of Navantia did not fall from the sky: it is only part of a larger story featuring the Spanish and the Saudi kings. Here is the background to understand the €1.8Bn contract

The last three weeks, DefenceChronicles has collected interesting developments in Germany, which all illustrate how inconsistent the Defence issues have gone in Germany.   Inconsistency in the defence procurement   The Federal Government has recently announced that it will pour in more money than in decades buying ships worth more

Like a thunderbolt in the middle of a hot Summer, German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) has achieved a master stroke. On August 3rd, GNYK signed an agreement with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), where the Naval division of the troubled ThyssenKrupp is its subcontractor for the development and construction of the multi-purpose combat vessel

On July 3rd, the European Defence Agency (EDA) held the 5th policy meeting of the Single European Sky Military Aviation Board (ESMAB) with representatives of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), DG MOVE, NATO… What is the Single European Sky? Why

The European Union has shown significant progress in strengthening cooperation in the area of security and defence these last weeks. Macron’s willingness to push initiatives such as the European military intervention force, which was signed by 9 countries, the Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and

On 1 June, Italy’s new government took office. The two anti-establishment partners, the Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Stars Movement) and the Lega (formerly the Northern League) barely mention defence in their coalition agreement. What can we expect from the coalition in terms of defence and

In March, the US president announced its intent to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium to the US (at rates of 25% and 10%, respectively) with possibility for allies to be excluded from the scope of such measures. Since the announcement, the EU