Defence and Security industry

The Defence and Security Industry Programme seeks to provide information to policymakers, industry officials and the general public on defence and armament issues and security technology. The Programme studies the broad outlook and trends in this field. It draws notably on the Armament Industry European Research Group (ARES Group) network.

A ‘Game Changer’? The EU’S Preparatory Action on Defence Research
By Daniel Fiott, Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels ; Renaud Bellais, Associate Researcher in Economics, ENSTA Bretagne, France
Armament Industry Research Group: Presentation
By the Ares Group’s Board (Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS, Paris ; Carole Ferrand, General Directorate for Armament, Ministry of Defence, Paris ; Hilmar Linnenkamp, Advisor, SWP, Berlin ; Antonio Missiroli, Director, EUISS, Paris ; Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR, London).
Towards Balanced Defence Industry in Europe: Main Specificities of Central and Eastern European Defence Industries
By Vilém Kolín
Towards the Definition of a Strategic European Defence Company
Pour une définition de l’entreprise stratégique de défense européenne
European Commission Communication on the Defence and Security Sector: towards a Definition of a Strategic EDTIB?
La communication de la commission européenne sur le secteur de la défense et de la sécurité : vers une définition d’une BITDE stratégique ?
Pooling of Defence Research and Development
How can the Different Initiatives in Terms of Pooling Capabilities be coordinated?
Weimar Defence Cooperation – Projects to Respond to the European Imperative
Deputy Director of IRIS
Jean-Pierre Maulny

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Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Claude Allard
Senior Research Fellow
Sophie Lefeez
Associate Research Fellow
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ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
The aim of the Ares Group, a high-level network of security and defence specialists across Europe, is to provide a forum to the European armament community, bringing together top defence industrial policy specialists, to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field, develop innovative policy proposals and conduct studies for public and private actors.
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  • French Ministry od Defence
  • European Defence Agency
  • European Commission
  • Airbus Group
  • MBDA
  • DCNS
  • Dassault
  • Safran