Since the creation of the European Defence Agency in 2004, support to the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and to EU operations has been one of EDA's core missions. Several activities are now ongoing to develop the support of CSDP military and civilian operations or missions as well as EU Battlegroups at the request of Member States.
Typically, CSDP operations and missions are deployed on short notice to manage crisis in remote areas. In some cases, shortfalls on assets and equipment arising from the force generation have led to outsourcing some key services. This has been the case for Role 1and Role 2 services for several CSDP missions and operations.
In order to inform decisions of various stakeholders, EDA is conducting the present market survey to better understand the range of commercially available solutions, which could fulfil possible future requirements for Role 1 and/or 2 services and associated risks or limitations.
It has to be highlighted that the objective of this survey is to identify service providers of ‘turnkey’ solutions and not manufacturers of assets or supply providers.
Operators are kindly invited to participate in the survey by submitting their answer by 30 September 2016.