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ONLINE now: the new EDA magazine is out!

Brussels - 24 November, 2017

The latest European Defence Matters magazine is now available with a special focus on the 10 probably most disruptive defence innovations to come.

NEW: the magazine is now also available ONLINE in a user-friendly, state of the art responsive lay-out and accessible via all your devices: smartphone, tablet or desktop! Check it out HERE

Strategic foresight is a necessity, not a luxury. European defence planers in governments, EU institutions and industry must thus anticipate technological developments and integrate them into their long-term capability planning.

As the European hub for intergovernmental defence capability planning, prioritization and development, and with the unparalleled expertise stemming from its Capability Technology Groups (CAPTECHS) and network of defence Research and Technology (R&T) experts from Member States, the European Defence Agency (EDA) is in a privileged position to look out for what comes next.

In this new issue of European Defence Matters, we single out and analyse 10 disruptive innovations and technological trends which EDA experts deem likely to have the biggest impact on defence and subsequently on military capabilities in the next 5 to 20 years. Several of them are cyber-related as cyber is set to feature centre stage in Europe’s future defence capability landscape, as it was also highlighted at this week’s EDA Annual Conference 2017 which had cyber as its topic.

Other topics in this 14th issue of European Defence Matters include ‘Industry Talk’ in which we speak to Airbus Defence & Space CEO Dirk Hoke about his organisation’s innovation priorities, upcoming multinational defence programmes, the European Defence Fund and the future of European defence industrial cooperation. We also sat down with Estonia’s Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik, to discuss the results of EU CYBRID 2017, the first ever cyber defence table-top exercise with ministers jointly organised by the Estonian EU Presidency and the EDA in Tallinn in early September, and to hear his views about recent initiatives to boost European defence cooperation. The European MALE RPAS project, ongoing preparations for the Coordinated Annual Review of Defence (CARD), the EDA’s Main Battle Tank (MBT) project and the recent opening of the European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC) in Zaragoza also feature in this issue.


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The new ONLINE format of European Defence Matters makes your reading experience even more comfortable:

  • in addition to the print version, the online version occasionally offers expanded articles and supplementary pictures
  • articles and pictures can be shared instantly via Twitter, LinkedIn and Email
  • the magazine’s ‘Explore’ section allows you to easily access the European Defence Matters archive and revisit articles of previous editions
  • by joining us via, you will have access to the latest issue and the possibility to navigate through the previous editions by using the ‘Explore’ function.

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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