As Defencechronicles reported in its 21st March issue, in an unprecedented move, on mid-March, Hein van Ameijden, managing director of Damen Schelde and Dieter Dehlke, M.D of Blohm+Voss wrote a letter to the MPs of the German Parliament.
With political instability and populism rising across Europe, the formation of this new coalition government in Germany led to great hope and expectations, particularly on the defence and security matters.
The European Defence Agency (EDA) has published three calls for proposals for the EU’s Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR). It includes 3 topics:
European high-performance, trustable (re)configurable system-on-a-chip or system-in-package components for defence applications;
European high power laser effector;
Strategic technology foresight, tackling the issue of the
During the press conference after the Foreign Affairs Council on defense issues, the High representative expressed her enthusiasm « it is a historic moment. The Ministers will take first formal decisions on the projects for Permanent Structured Cooperation ».
The German government had announced on the 7th February that it would "immediately" stop arms exports to any country participating in the war in Yemen. The move would include Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of German weapons.