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Europe Mulls Acquisition Strategy Similar to US Foreign Military Sales Program

The European Commission is looking into adopting a strategy that will ease the process of selling weapons.  As governments across Europe increase military spending in response to rising threats from Russia, the EC is considering a scheme similar to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program. According to a consultation paper first seen...


TNO, Airbus Netherlands To Build Optical Ground Station for Space-Based Quantum Key Distribution System

The SES-led EAGLE-1 consortium has selected TNO and Airbus Netherlands to design and build an optical ground station for the program. The parties finalized the agreement at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany. According to SES Chief Technology Officer Milton Torres, the new partners will support the program’s mission of securing an end-to-end solution...


Cybersecurity Leaders Urge Europe to Reconsider CRA Vulnerability Disclosure Requirement

Cybersecurity experts from Google, Trend Micro, i2Coalition and other companies, nonprofits and academic institutions around the world have published an open letter calling on policymakers from the European Commission to reconsider a portion of the Cyber Resilience Act.  In 2022, the EC proposed the CRA to require technology manufacturers to take responsibility for a product’s...


Cyber Analysis Center Beefs Up European Digital Domain’s Shield

The European Commission’s continuous cyberattack risk monitoring of the digital infrastructure in Europe can now be accomplished via the continent’s first cyber analysis center, U.K. aerospace, defense and security company Leonardo announced Tuesday.  The facility is part of a $20 million project that the EC’s DG Connect awarded to a consortium comprising Leonardo and Spanish transport,...

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