XXXIX, No 5, 08/03/2021
Spain asks for national content, ideally around 70 percent, rarely gets it
Continental projects are building a true European defence industry, and Spain is at the forefront. Pesco, an EU mechanism to promote strategic autonomy, has 47 projects, with most of the backing coming from Spain, Germany, and France. Spain is participating in 24 of the projects and leads two. The question is how much European support can make up for the lack of demand for industrial participation?