European Defence is being transformed through the realisation that military cooperation and industrial convergence are necessary as a result of EU and NATO policy but supported by the reality of national budget pressures.
With the growth of “shared responsibility” Governments are increasingly reducing spend on military hardware and increasing the investment in IT related defence projects such as; communication systems, software radio, interoperable C4I, information infrastructure, defence logistics and network centric warfare.
Three trends in the European defence arena support the growth of cooperative IT defence projects. Joint country projects and initiatives lend themselves toward common systems and technology initiatives. Secondly the Common European Security Policy enables the EU to undertake military operations within the wider European Defence Security Policy brief, and thirdly there is the industrial trend that has led to the creation of OCCAR, the institution of concerted “procurement” procedures and the creation of a trans-national defence group including the EU European Defence Agency, operating in the field of defence capabilities development, research, acquisition and armaments.
Co-operation, shared common goals and the need for interoperable Information and Communication Systems has resulted in growth of IT in defence and success for those companies delivering these common systems.
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