EDA’s analysis “Enhancing EU Military Capabilities beyond 2040” published today

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Dear all,

Today, the European Defence Agency (EDA) published an in-depth analysis on the impact of long-term global, capability and technology trends in defence. “Enhancing EU Military Capabilities beyond 2040” identifies key future trends that will shape capability requirements and technology advances within the next 20 years and beyond. Developed in cooperation with experts from EU Member States, EDA has identified a series of long-term capability trends that are crucial to maintaining military advantage over potential adversaries. The analysis informs part of the EU’s Capability Development Priorities (strand D), which EDA will present to EU Ministers of Defence on 14 November 2023.

As far as I know, some of you also attended the EDA’s Technology Foresight Exercices that were used for this analysis.

You can find the analysis following this link https://eda.europa.eu/docs/default-source/eda-publications/enhancing-eu-military-capabilities-beyond-2040.pdf or even attached, for your convenience.


With my kind regards,


Gabriel Rațiu

Defence Manager


Aerospace, Security and Defence

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