Posts tagged as European Defense Fund

Navy exploring uncrewed vessels options for 2030s

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Estonian Navy (Merevägi) is investigating options on developing unmanned vessels, primarily for use in its mine clearing work, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Wednesday evening. A potential manufacturer of such craft is the Saaremaa-based Baltic Work Boats (BWB), while actual funding could, if granted, come from the European Defense Fund. The current Merevägi fleet – made up primarily of several U.K.-built mine-hunters – reaches the end of…

Lithuania joins EU project to develop naval surveillance technology

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lithuania has joined the European Union (EU) initiative OCEAN2020 aimed at boosting naval technological research in surveillance and interdiction missions, reports LETA/BNS. The project is the first initiative launched by the European Defense Fund, which was founded last year to step up the integration of European armies and the defense industry. The Ocean2020 project will be conducted by Italy’s company Leonardo SPA with 42 partners from 15 EU nations. The…