A Constant Eye on the Future

Identifying Europe's Capability Requirements for 2035

Published in: European Defence Matters, Issue 14, 2017, pages 11-13

Posted on RAND.org on December 15, 2017

by Alexandra Hall, James Black, Marta Kepe, Frank Bekkers

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Effective military capabilities can take decades to research, develop, procure, field and integrate. But new threats can emerge with little warning. To address this imbalance, European militaries and the European Defence Agency (EDA) must plan ahead to anticipate future capability needs and adapt to the fast pace of change in the technology and threat environments.

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