The Formation of a European Defense Industrial Technological Base: Changes and Challenges

Luigi Fiora
December 2019

The recent years have seen extremely rapid changes in the Defense sector due to the process of privatization of military R&D, the lack of clearly defined common threats, and the rise of the cyberspace as new domain of competition and confrontation among nations. Concurrently, the EU and its member states strengthened their cooperation in the domains of strategic industrial partnerships and export controls. In this paper, we give an overview of the main changes in the field of the Defense Industrial technological base, with particular attention to ongoing policy reaction by EU institutions.

Keywords: Privatization, Digitalization, Defense Industry, Dual use, EU

Luigi Fiora is a Master student at the Doctoral School of SciencesPo, Paris. Intern at the Centro Studi sul Federalismo, June-July 2019

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