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EDA delegation visits Poland

Brussels - 19 April, 2011

On 19 April, an EDA delegation participated in the Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) Opening Ceremony, in Poland. This event, hosted by the Polish R&T Director, Josef Wrona, gathered Ministry of Defence (MoD) experts, the Naval Command, the Naval Academy and industry representatives.

In the meeting, the Polish MoD experts showed to Naval end-users how UMS could fit national plans. The Naval Academy experts, who will be responsible for the five UMS projects in which Poland participates, also received training during the event.

The EDA delegation had the opportunity to see first-hand the preparations of the Polish industry’s participation in UMS, and visited the Centre of Maritime Technologies, the Naval Academy and the Naval Base in Gdynia.

“This event shows the very good connectivity of UMS to national plans and its positive impact for both end-users and industry”, said Christian Bréant, EDA’s R&T Director.

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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