Capability, Armament & Technology

The Capability, Armament & Technology directorate prepares the programmes of tomorrow by maximising synergies between capabilities, armaments and Research & Technology. The Agency’s main programmes, endorsed by the European Council in December 2013 are under the responsibility of this directorate, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refuelling, Satelite Communications and Cyber Defence.

Under the lead of Martin Konertz, the Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate brings together the Agency’s work in the areas of:

  • Information Superiority (Communication & Information Systems, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Space, Cyber Defence);
  • Air (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refuelling, airlift and aerial systems technologies);
  • Land (Counter-IED, armoured systems, camp protection and land systems technologies);
  • Maritime (Maritime Surveillance, Mine Counter Measures and naval systems technologies);
  • Joint domain (mobility, transport, medical and Ammunition).

Particular attention will be given to identifying future critical defence technologies needed to support military capabilities.

Through its integrated approach – by combining capability, armament and research experts – the directorate ensures an holistic approach to each of the above mentioned working areas. 



Participating Member States

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • UK