Microwave Journal

Study Addresses European Military Aerospace Development

September 9, 2010

A Future Air System for Europe (FAS4Europe) study titled, "The Future of the European Military Aerospace Defence Technological Industrial Base (DTIB)—MilAerospace 2035+," will consider the industrial and technological base of future European military aerospace. Led by Saab, the one-year study will identify and propose the collaborative actions governments need to take to safeguard Europe's ability to independently provide competitive aerospace solutions to meet the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) capability requirements in the 2035 timeframe.

The study is part of EDA European Defence Technological and Industrial Base Strategy and its main aims are to prepare an initial roadmap identifying the key industrial capabilities in the EDTIB and then formulate an implementation plan for the next ten years with prioritized actions.

The study result will support the EDA participating Member States decision making on the future capability development for military aerospace systems and will underpin the necessary common European approach to the aerospace DTIB.

Lennart Sindahl, Senior Vice President Saab AB and head of business area Aeronautics, commented, "Saab is very honoured to be the company to lead this study, representing a major part of the European Aeronautic Industry. It is very encouraging that EDA has launched this important strategic study regarding our challenging joint future regarding European FAS capabilities. We appreciate the engagement the stakeholder community has shown in supporting our proposal. The study will be very broad and include several workshops involving relevant stakeholders to ensure to get the appropriate input for the analysis and final report."