ASD organized today for the first time ever a joint seminar with OCCAR, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation comprising DE, FR, IT, UK, BE and ES for the management of cooperative defence projects.
The workshop brought together more than 70 representatives of defence companies from across Europe to learn about current and future business opportunities that may emerge from ongoing European defence initiatives such as PESCO.
The event focused on the forthcoming procurement of night vision capability equipment by Belgium and Germany, for which OCCAR will use an EU-wide tendering procedure.
ASD Secretary General Jan Pie welcomed the event as an innovative step to reach out to industry and foster EU-wide competition in the defence sector: “ASD is happy to act as an interface between European customers and industry”, he said. “We consider this as an encouraging sign for the positive impact that the current European defence initiatives will have on the European defence market.”