European defence forces must be prepared to handle a wide variety of possible future evolutions. The European reference which enables an objective assessment of European military capabilities and requirements is the EU Capability Development Plan (CDP). The CDP’s Long Term Work aims at providing guidance when defining future military capability needs.
The Agency together with Member States as well as related EU bodies has been working on defining possible future (2035 and beyond) trends in military capability development since 2011. In this framework, the EDA will from 4 to 6 June conduct the first European Capability Assessment Game, or war game.