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European land sector ‘fragmented’ says EDA report

5th March 2013 - 10:27 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


A European Defence Agency (EDA) study into the European land industrial sector found it to be ‘more fragmented’ and ‘less consolidated’ than the air and naval sectors.

In order to strengthen the industrial base of the continent the EDA has recommended seven programme areas for future land systems investment: unmanned systems; soldier systems; missiles; munitions; and EU battle group interoperability standards (including methods of simulation training, encryption, protocols and open architectures).

The EDA’s Future Land Systems study took 12 months and found that although the total turnover of the land defence industry was  €17 billion and directly employed 130,000 people,

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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