ARES – Armament Industry European Research Group
Objective
The Armament Industry European Research Group (Ares Group) was created in 2016 by The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), who coordinates the 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.

Group members
The club brings together experienced armament policy and defence industrial policy experts, working accross European universities and think tanks.

Activities
• Publications:
- Comments: short-format opinion pieces
- Policy Papers: medium format notes
- Reports: long format studies
These publications are freely available on the Group’s website. Policy Papers and Reports are written jointly by two or more experts to provide a cross-eyes approach to one subject.
• Two annual seminars take place in Brussels and Paris supported by the material produced by the Group.
 
 
01.02.2022
The 2022 Defence Package: A useful contribution to support the European Defence Fund?
 
 
15.09.2021
Defence innovation: New models and procurement implications. The Estonian Case
By Tomas Jermalavicius, Head of studies at the International Center for Defence and Security (ICDS) and former Deputy Director of the Defence Policy and Planning Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, and Martin Hurt, Research fellow at ICDS, former Undersecretary for defence investments at the Estonian MoD.

 
 
02.09.2021
What scope for EU-US Defence Industrial Cooperation in the 2020s?
 
 
24.06.2021
The European Defence Fund and Space: Added Values and Priorities
by Paul Weissenberg, Former Deputy Director General at European Commission and Member of the Air and Space Academy, and Xavier Pasco, Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)
 
 
20.05.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The German Case
by Christian Mölling, Research Director, DGAP, and Torben Schütz, PhD Student, Helmut Schmidt University (University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg)
 
 
12.05.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The British Case
par Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society, RUSI
 
 
03.05.2021
Linking PESCO and EDF: Mechanisms and Political Choices
 
 
19.03.2021
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Finnish Case
by Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
 
 
22.10.2020
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Italian Case
by Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali, and Andrea Gilli, Senior Researcher, NATO Defense College, Affiliate at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation
 
 
21.09.2020
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The French Case
 
 
07.09.2020
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Spanish Case
by Carlos Martí Sempere
 
 
29.07.2020
National Expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Greek Perspective
By Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, European External Action Service
 
 
15.07.2020
The (R)evolution of Defence Innovation Models: Rationales and Consequences
By Prof. Dr. Valérie Merindol, Professor of Innovation, and Prof. Dr. David W. Versailles, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation Studies, Paris School of Business
 
 
09.07.2020
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Danish Perspective
By Kristian Søby Kristensen, Senior researcher and Niels Byrjalsen, PhD Student, University of Copenhagen.
 
 
25.06.2020
Comparative Chart of Measures developed by countries to support their DTIB in Covid-19 Time
 
 
Covid-19 and the French Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
 
 
16.06.2020
Covid-19 and the American Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
by Sophia Becker, Research Fellow, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP)
 
 
08.06.2020
Covid-19 and the Spanish Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
by Félix Arteaga, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano
 
 
Covid-19 and the German Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
by Torben Schütz, Research Fellow, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP)
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Federico Santopinto

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
Follow the Ares Group Activities
The ARES Podcast Series
Videos
28.02.2022
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “defence package” published by the European Commission.
03.03.2022
Webinar organized by the ARES group about the “space package” published by the European Commission.
29.03.2022
Conference organized by the ARES group in Brussels.