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European Security and Defence Policy

Latest news about EU initiatives relating to a common security policy for Europe.

The missing link: Regulating the Development of Unmanned Systems (Brussels, from 11 October 2017, 12:00 CET to 11 October 2017, 17:30 CET) —
The conference 'The Missing Link' will be held on 11th October from 12:00 to 17:30 at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Brussels.

Network Centric Warfare 2018 (Rome, Italy, from 13 September 2017, 13:10 CET to 13 September 2017, 13:10 CET) —
The Network Centric Warfare conference will take place in Rome, Italy on 1-2 February 2018.

SMi's Military Flight Training to explore next generation training systems and platforms 04 September 2017, 21:11 CET
SMi Reports: International Military Flight leaders to share best practices and discuss the cutting-edge technologies that can help to solve today's flight challenges this October.

Interview Released with German Air Force's Head ISR & UAS Division, Ahead of 2nd UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe 04 September 2017, 21:03 CET
SMi Group released new interview with Head ISR & UAS Division, German Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge ahead of his talk at the 2nd UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference this September.

Maritime Information Warfare 2017 (London, from 06 December 2017, 08:30 CET to 07 December 2017, 17:30 CET) —
Maritime Information Warfare 2017 takes place in London on 6 - 7 December 2017.

Airborne ISR (London, from 25 October 2017, 00:00 CET to 26 October 2017, 00:00 CET) —
The Airborne ISR conference returns once more, to further explore the tactics and technologies at the forefront of ISR operations.

Spanish Air Force, Air Mobility Command Chief to Present at SMi's 18th Military Airlift Conference 21 August 2017, 23:18 CET
SMi Reports: Senior representation from hosting nation to present at 18th Annual Military Airlift Conference

Rheinmetall, ABBS, Revision Military and showcase latest technology for Active Protection Systems 16 August 2017, 18:19 CET
SMi Reports: Leading OEMS, Prime Contractors and System Integrators to share most advanced technology for Active Protection Systems at SMi's Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability this November.

St Andrew's Aviation to deliver UK Perspective on Military Helicopter Flight Training 16 August 2017, 18:01 CET
SMi Reports: Major (Retd.) Peter Dean, Director of St Andrew’s Aviation will be hosting a workshop to share the UK’s Perspective of military helicopter flight training this October.

Interview Released with Slovenian MoD's Secretary Logistics Directorate, Ahead of 2rd UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe 16 August 2017, 18:06 CET
SMi Group released new interview with Secretary Logistics Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia, Marko Gruden, ahead of his talk at the 2nd UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference this September.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology (Rome, Italy, from 30 January 2018, 00:00 CET to 31 January 2018, 00:00 CET) —
SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018.

19th annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition (London, from 06 November 2017, 00:00 CET to 09 November 2017, 00:00 CET) —
Europe's leading military event for satellite professionals returns to London this November, bringing together 500 international senior military and key industry representatives to network, benchmark, and learn about the latest developments in SatCom technology, discuss strategies to fulfil capability gaps, and address critical military and government requirements.

Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector 2017 (London, from 06 December 2017, 00:00 CET to 07 December 2017, 00:00 CET) —
Building on the success of previous sold-out events, SMi proudly invites you to attend the 7th instalment of its #milsocialmedia series.

Border Security 2018 (Rome, Italy, from 21 February 2018, 00:00 CET to 22 February 2018, 00:00 CET) —
Following the success of the previous sell-out events, SMi Group’s Border Security Conference returns in 2018 with its biggest and best agenda to date.

Lockheed Martin CDL Systems's UAV software to promote collaboration and information sharing amongst allies 03 August 2017, 11:35 CET
SMi Reports: Lockheed Martin CDL Systems to showcase UAV's technologies aim at promoting collaboration and information sharing at SMi's UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe, 27-28th September

Challenges and Goals: The Future of Active Protection Systems 03 August 2017, 11:34 CET
SMi Reports: The Future of Active Protection Systems to be discussed by Senior Military Representatives from US, UK, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands at the 3rd Annual Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability pre-conference

World's Military Flight Training Leaders seek new simulation technology for their pilots 03 August 2017, 11:32 CET
SMi Reports: Military flight training decision makers of established as well as emerging defence forces from Argentina, South Africa, France, UK RAF, Norway and Italy will gather at SMi's 6th annual Military Flight Training conference.

Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU 19 July 2017, 18:06 CET
The European Union outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and countering illegal online content and propaganda.

ARTEC, IMI Systems, Krauss Maffei Wegmann and Lockheed Martin to showcase latest survivability technology 11 July 2017, 23:06 CET
SMi Reports: Leading OEMS, Prime Contractors and System Integrators to exhibit latest survivability technology at SMi's 3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, 14th - 16th November in London, UK.

Czech Republic and Aero Vodochody to talk about the Aero L-39NG Jet Trainer 11 July 2017, 22:54 CET
SMi Reports: Czech Republic Chief of Combat Training to discuss plans, updates, and the Aero L-39NG at SMis’ 6th annual Military Flight Training conference 11-12th October in London, UK.

Defence Leaders from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Macedonia and Slovenia to Review Plans on UAV Capability 11 July 2017, 22:49 CET
A recent study conducted by Goldman Sachs forecast $100 billion market opportunity for UAV market between now and 2020. *

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Interview Released on UAV Market’s Developments 04 July 2017, 22:43 CET
SMi Group have released an interview with Dr Peter Fuhr, Tech Director UAS Research Centre at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ahead of his talk at the 2nd UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe conference in Prague on 27 and 28th September 2017.

Royal, French, and Norwegian Air Forces Talk About the Future of Military Flying 04 July 2017, 22:41 CET
The UK, France, and Norway are actively procuring military aircrafts and are working to improve their military training strategies. Leaders from these respective Air Forces will speak at SMi’s 6th annual Military Flight Training conference will be held on 11-12th October 2017.

The British Army, ATDU, and DSTL to Discuss Survivability for Combat Vehicles 04 July 2017, 22:39 CET
As seen even in ongoing counter-insurgency and hybrid conflicts, threats to the vehicle are increasing in both scope and size. Traditional lightly armed combatants now have access to an increasing array of anti-armour capabilities, from the cost effective and lethal RPG 7 to 29 series, to the latest generation of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), capable of defeating most of the passive protection available to today’s combat vehicles.

18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling (Madrid, Spain, from 28 November 2017, 08:00 CET to 29 November 2017, 19:00 CET) —
This year's highly anticipated event returns to further explore national approaches to maximising airlift and aerial refuelling capabilities through new technologies and platforms.