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European Security and Defence Policy

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

Senior experts to present exclusive updates on Cyber Warfare at Maritime Information Warfare 2019
SMi Reports: Senior experts will be addressing a key theme on cyber warfare at the Maritime Information Warfare Conference, in London this November.

Learn more about Leonardo's new long-endurance tactical UAS at UAV Technology conference 2019
SMi reports: UAV Technology 2019 sponsor, Leonardo, unveils new Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), the Falco Xplorer.

Department of Commerce to Brief on US Export Controls this September
SMi Group Reports: Matthew Borman from the Department of Commerce to present at the Defence Exports conference this September in Amsterdam.

Registration Opens for the 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the Military Flight Training conference, commencing in London, UK, this October.

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition will return this December to Lisbon, Portugal, where key upgrade programmes for the C-27J and C-130J are underway.

Israeli MoD to provide exclusive insight on Israel’s export controls at the Defence Exports 2019 Conference
SMi Reports: A senior expert from the Israeli MoD will be presenting at the 14th Annual Defence Exports conference in Amsterdam this September

Interview with Sponsor & Exhibitor Mynaric AG released for the 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference
SMi reports: A Q+A has been released with sponsor and exhibitor Mynaric AG, who will also be presenting at the UAV Technology conference in London

SMi release 8 key reasons to attend Air Missile Defence Technology conference 2019
SMi reports: 8 key reasons have been released to attend Air Missile Defence Technology conference, in Prague on the 22nd -23rd October 2019

5th Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability
SMi's 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference and Active Protection Systems Focus Day will return to London between the 12th - 14th November 2019!

Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector
SMi Group is proud to present the 9th annual conference on Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector, which will take place in London on the 20th and 21st November 2019.

5th Annual Airborne ISR
In the complex and ever-changing strategic landscape, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air-based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver tactical data and intelligence for commanders, as well as deliver effective strategic deterrence.

tlmNEXUS announced to sponsor and exhibit at the Defence Safety Conference in October
SMi reports: tlmNEXUS have recently signed up to sponsor and exhibit at the Defence Safety conference, taking place in London, UK this October.

Registration Opens for the 21st Annual Global MilSatCom Conference
SMi Reports: Attendees can now book their seats online for Global MilSatCom 2019, taking place in London on the 5-7 November.

21st Annual Global MilSatCom
SMi Group are proud to announce the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November alongside a Small Satellites and Disruptive Space Technology focus day on the 4th November.

Defence Safety Conference - Supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD
The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

Defence Exports Conference 2019
SMi Group proudly invites you to its 14th annual Defence Exports conference, the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence trade compliance.

Registration Opens for the 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the Military Flight Training conference, commencing in London, UK, this October.

Registration Opens for SMi's 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference 2019
SMi reports: Registration is now open for the UAV Technology conference, taking place in London on the 30th September-1st October 2019.

Registration Opens for the 14th Annual Defence Exports Conference
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the Defence Exports conference, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the 25th-26th September 2019.

EU continues to strengthen defence capability
The EU Council underlined its desire to enhance its strategic autonomy and capacity to act as security provider Monday, agreeing a number of projects under its PESCO defence cooperation programme.

Trump criticised as NATO strengthens cooperation with EU
"Appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many," EU Council president Tusk told US president Trump Tuesday, as NATO and the EU signed a joint declaration to strengthen military cooperation.

Brussels unveils EUR 13 billion defence fund
The EU Commission outlined plans for a new EUR 13 billion European Defence Fund Wednesday, with a view to increasing the EU's 'strategic autonomy' and strengthening its ability to protect its citizens.

European Peace Facility
To bolster the EU's ability to safeguard European security interests and prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security, EU High Representative Mogherini on 13 June proposed a new European Peace Facility worth EUR 10.5 billion for 2021-2027.

The European Peace Facility
The European Peace Facility (EPF) is an off-budget fund for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners.

EU puts forward 'military mobility' defence plan
The European Commission and the EU's foreign affairs chief presented Wednesday an Action Plan to improve military mobility within and beyond the European Union.