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Q&A with the Chief of the Spanish Navy:

Esteban Vilarejo Q&A with the Chief of the Spanish Navy: Spain stands by its commitments to NATO and the EU. The Spanish Navy currently has a permanent presence in the Euro-Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Guinea. In addition, the Spanish Navy participates in NATO operations, which also take its ships to the Baltic […]

The French Army: Procurement Trends and Future Prospects

David Saw Unnoticed by many and often uncredited, the French Army is in the midst of a major effort to enhance its operational capabilities through the acquisition of new equipment. In parallel with this it is working to upgrade the capabilities of its existing equipment, as well as investing in spare parts and maintenance to […]

New Mortars for the Danish Army

When fighting a peer or near-peer adversary, there is always an imminent threat of counter fire in response to your mortars or artillery engagement. Radars and drones in all variants have proven to be effective assets in providing target information. To defend the counter-fire threat, the Danish Army will have to change the way we […]

“PESCO Was a Major Step”

Interview with Raimo Jyväsjärvi, National Armaments Director at the Ministry of Defence of Finland. ESD: In many western countries, the changed security-political situation in Europe has induced governments to allocate additional funds for defence and armament. To what extent and in what way has this trend influenced things in your country? Jyväsjärvi: This is indeed […]

The NATO Strategic Communications Centre Of Excellence

Since its establishment in 2014, the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE) in Riga has developed into a knowledge hub in the ever-changing world of strategic communications. The Centre is a multinational organisation recognised by NATO. The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE) is a multinational and NATO-accredited organisation. […]

The European Air Transport Command – Tasks and Missions

Established in 2010 in Eindhoven to fill the gap European countries had in strategic transportation, the European Air Transport Command (EATC) has become a staple in European air transport, air-to-air refuelling, and medical evacuation. The idea of establishing a joint air transport command in Europe dates back to 1999, when France and Germany decided to […]

“The Conduct Of The Russian Military Is Characterised By Criminal Acts”

Interview with Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy. The commander of the Ukrainian Navy is planning an overhaul of the service. In view of the threat from the superior Russian Navy and repeated clashes in the Sea of Azov, the Ukrainian Navy is to become more capable. ESD: When you took office as […]

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