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Conférence « Défense de l’Europe et Europe de la défense : Réalités et mythes » avec le Général Jean-Paul PERRUCHE

Conférence « Défense de l’Europe et Europe de la défense : Réalités et mythes » avec le Général Jean-Paul PERRUCHE | Eurodef | Scoop.it
“Conférence « Défense de l’Europe et Europe de la défense : Réalités et mythes » avec le Général Jean-Paul PERRUCHE http://t.co/hdh4X1IZjJ”
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Defence policy: The elusive European army

Defence policy: The elusive European army | Eurodef | Scoop.it
In both militarily intervention and investment in the defense industry, Europeans lack coordination and have lost credibility.
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Annual Conference – European Defence Agency ... - ISIS Europe Blog

Annual Conference – European Defence Agency ... - ISIS Europe Blog | Eurodef | Scoop.it
On Thursday 21 March 2013, the European Defence Agency held its annual conference, entitled “European Defence Matters”. European defence experts gathered in Brussels to take stock of what has been accomplished, ...
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Les Européens divisés sur la défense, après un accord sur les ... - Le Point

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New European Defence Industrial Policy

New European Defence Industrial Policy | Eurodef | Scoop.it
On 24 July 2013 the European Commission adopted a "Communication on the European Defence and Security Sector".
This document sets out proposals of the Commission to strengthen the internal market and support the competitiveness of the defence and security industries. Intention is to have this new policy endorsed by the European Council on Defence in December 2013.
Download the policy paper below or follow this link for more details on the DG Enterprise and Industry website.
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Airbus designer reveals plans for 3D printed planes by 2050

Airbus designer reveals plans for 3D printed planes by 2050 | Eurodef | Scoop.it

 

An Airbus designer is drawing up plans to create a plane from a 3D printer the size of an aircraft hanger by 2050

 

An Airbus designer is drawing up plans to create a plane from a 3D printer the size of an aircraft hanger by 2050.

 

Airbus employee Bastian Schafer envisions an 80-metre-long aircraft with a curved body made from transparent material, so passengers feel as though they're flying among the clouds, reports Forbes. Airbus proposed the concept of a 2050 self-cleaning aircraft with inbuilt neural networks, antioxidant enriched air and body heat harvesting facilities in 2011, but how such an aircraft would be built was not explained.

 

It turns out Schafer has been working on the concept for the past two years, pooling together a team of ten Airbus industrial designers with the ominous promise, "we have an opportunity to do something different"

 

Despite the cost of building such an obscenely large 3D printer and the feats in technology that need to be mastered before it is even a possibility, the argument is that the resulting lightweight aircraft (65 percent lighter than a normal one, according to parent company the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) will be far cheaper to operate. As rocketing fuel prices show no sign of slowing, the idea is appealing.

 

The innovation arm of Eads opened a £2.6 million Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) back in 2011 with the University of Exeter to explore opportunities for 3D printing in industry, and is already looking to pioneer 3D-printed plane parts. After making a few changes to ensure its model is regulation-ready, Airbus plans to have 3D printed components in the cabins of its A380s by the end of 2012. Its Eurofighter Typhoon milit

 


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Time to bite the bullet on European defence - Centre for European ...

Europe's military spending is in free fall. As highlighted during a seminar organised by the CER in December as part of the FR-UK Defence Forum, the EU countries combined have reduced defence spending from €200 to ...
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2. L'Europe de la défense, l'éternel chantier - RFI

2. L'Europe de la défense, l'éternel chantier - RFI | Eurodef | Scoop.it
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Le Conseil européen de cette fin de semaine était consacré aux questions de défense. Le premier du genre depuis cinq ans.
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Indispensable développement de la défense européenne - Le Monde

Indispensable développement de la défense européenne - Le Monde | Eurodef | Scoop.it
“Le Monde Indispensable développement de la défense européenne Le Monde Depuis deux décennies, presque tous les européens plébiscitent la défense européenne dans les sondages, à plus de 70%.”
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