The EU will buy ammunition and other military equipment, says the head of the European Defense Agency. Czech manufacturers have a chance


We are preparing the connection of artificial intelligence with swarms of small autonomously operating drones, which are used for obtaining intelligence information, says Jiří Šedivý, head of the EU defense agency.
Author ▪ Libor Fojtík

Nfirst it was vaccines, then gas, and now the European Union is preparing for joint purchases of ammunition and other military equipment. She would like to unify the fragmented European defense industry. The latter is overwhelmed with orders as EU states dramatically increase defense spending, which should exceed 300 billion euros (7.3 trillion crowns) a year in total in the coming years.

“We need to strengthen our defense industry,” said Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, at an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Prague last week. According to him, the union is now looking for a way to efficiently purchase army equipment. The European Defense Agency (EDA), led by the Czech Jiří Šedivý, will play a key role in this process.

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