The EDIDP is crucial in itself and as preparation for the European Defence Fund. ASD has actively accompanied this initiative ever since its beginning and will continue to do so. Now that the EDIDP regulation entered into force, we move to implementation. Things become real, and our job as an association is now to help companies to participate in the programme. Given ASD’s broad membership and geographical footprint, we are well positioned to support the objective of the EDIDP to be a truly European endeavor with participants from all Member States.