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Pentagon presses for US access to special EU defense projects
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Speaking at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, Norquist said the European Defence Fund ― which commands a €13 billion (U.S. $14 billion) pool of money ― and PESCO ― a 2-year-old initiative to foster inter-European cooperation ― “must allow the United States and other non-EU allies to participate and compete for business,” or risk duplication that undermines trans-Atlantic security.


the same way as Europeans are allowed "to participate and compete for business" in the US projects, right? oh wait, it's been some time since the Buy American Act, LOL
 

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Italian Navy 1st PPA ‘Paolo Thaon di Revel’ Starts Sea Trials

The Italian Navy's first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) “Paolo Thaon di Revel” started sea trials, setting sails in the blue waters of the Gulf of La Spezia on 12th Nov 2019.
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EU Launches Two New PESCO Projects in the field of Naval Defense

The European Council launched 13 new collaborative projects under the Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence and Security (PESCO) scheme on November 12 2019. Two of these new projects focus on the maritime domain: A European Patrol Corvette (EPC) and a Maritime Unmanned Anti-Submarine System (MUSAS). There is now a total of 6 PESCO projects in the naval defense field.
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MBDA Working on a European Endo-Atmospheric BMD & Hypersonic Missile Interceptor

Europe's missile leader MBDA announced it is ready to meet the challenge of Europe’s future missile defence and is working on the TWISTER project which calls for a next generation land and sea based interceptor capable of countering current and future missile threats.
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saw a picture with green-white-red roundel yesterday, wondered if they'd stonewall (or LOL call it a fake), but
Italy confirms military drone crashed in Libya
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Dutch MoD Issues B-Letter for Walrus SSK Replacement: Naval Group, Saab & TKMS Shortlisted

The Dutch Ministry of Defense today issued the B-Letter for the Walrus-class submarine replacement program confirming its intent to procure 4 new submarines and shortlisting three shipbuilders for this procurement process: Naval Group, Saab and TKMS.

This leaves Spanish shipbuilder Navantia out of the race. The competition now enters a “knock-out” phase, with the contract award (D-Letter) expected some time around 2022.
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