European Defense Agency (EDA) and ESA sign cooperation pact

June 20, 2011 at 9:52 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Defense News

BRUSSELS – The European Defence Agency (EDA) is set to sign an administrative agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) at the Paris Air Show on June 20 to improve cooperation between the two agencies.

In broad terms, the EDA aggregates security and defense requirements for its 26 member states, while the ESA does the same for civilian requirements for its member states.

The arrangement will include identifying capability gaps that could be filled by space assets in carrying out EU policies (such as Common and Security Defence Capability missions on the military side) and looking at opportunities for pooling and sharing. [Full story]

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