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, No 6, Monday 28th March, 2016

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  • EC shakes the tree – Member states told to explain procurement decisions

    A letter sent by the European Commission last month to the defence ministers of thirteen member states is causing the industry some emotional turbulence. The letter states that the EC is reviewing examples of recent procurements and asks each country to explain its purchasing decision. The EC later issued a notice explaining that…..

  • Left wing MEPs demand EC investigation of Spain

    The spokesman of the United Left party in the European Parliament, Marina Albiol, and MEP Javier Couso of Spain’s Nordic Green Left, a member of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence, have drawn the attention of the EC to a possible infringement of directive 2009/81/EC by the Spanish government.

  • UK’s DSIEP policy wanders into the civil sector

    AECOM, a major American company known more for its clean water and energy projects and for building iconic skyscrapers than for defence programmes, has become the tenth signatory to the UK’s Security Industrial Engagement Policy (DSIEP).

  • India: DEFEXPO announces offset seminar

    A seminar on offsets has been scheduled for Defexpo India 2016. The land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition takes place between March 28th and 31st at Goa.

  • Navantia’s Australian win ignites local outburst over industrial participation

    Australia, which actively seeks to leverage its buying power to create opportunities for Australian firms in international programmes, has been censured by local industrialists and the media for awarding a contract to the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia.


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