19-09-2023 09:00
European defence industry and urgent need to replenish defence stockpiles in the EU

Hearings SEDE
SEDE hearing - European defence industrie - stockpiles
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SEDE organises a public hearing on 'European defence industry and the urgent need to replenish defence stockpiles within the EU' on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 from 9.00 to 10.30hrs in room SPINELLI 3G2, with external experts.

Members will discuss with an independent expert at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and representatives from EU defence industries on the contribution of the recently adopted legislative acts - EDIRPA and ASAP - to strengthen the Member States joint procurement of defence capabilities and to ramp-up European defence industry's production capacity. The discussion will raise questions including how these initiatives help to secure the combat readiness of armed forces, to replace existing Soviet era legacy systems with European solutions, and to provide for specific priority capabilities like European multilayer Air and Missile Defence.