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NL News Update 02-07-2024

To keep you informed of what's going in the Netherlands Defence and Security sector, we have gathered several relevant news articles for the sector. Be sure to take a look and see what's been happening in the Netherlands. 

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Hellenic News Update (01-07-2024)

To keep you informed of what's going in the Netherlands Defence and Security sector, we have gathered several relevant news articles for the sector. Be sure to take a look and see what's been happening in Greece.

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Cluster Coordinator Peter Huis in 't Veld Holds Keynote Speech During DEFEA Conference

Yesterday, the DEFEA Conference “Defence and Security Industry: Current Strategies for a Challenging World” took place, under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defence at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in Athens.

Ministers, senior military and political officials, diplomats, academics, and representatives from the domestic and international defense industry were present, contributing to highlighting significant aspects of Security, Defense Technology, Industry, and Innovation. Broader geopolitical shifts necessitating new strategic initiatives by the European Union and NATO were also put on the table.

The Greek Minister of Defense, Mr. Nikos Dendias, elaborated on the “Agenda 2030,” aimed at strengthening and modernizing the Greek Armed Forces, while he emphasized the government’s goal to increase the contribution of the domestic defense industry to the GDP. The Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, General Dimitrios Choupis, referring to the modern battlefield, pointed out that “the use of unmanned systems and counter-methods, along with multi-layered anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic defense, is a critical and dominant factor in gaining a strategic advantage.”

The conference delved into crucial thematic sections:
🔹 Research and Innovation
🔹 Defence Technology
🔹 Defence Industry

This high-profile event was organised by DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens, a premier gathering focused on Defence, Security, and the Defence Industry. It was designed to showcase and discuss best practices in establishing innovation ecosystems and fostering the growth of the defence industry and technology. On behalf of the Netherlands mister Fons Van der Ham (COMMIT) briefed the audience about Military Innovation by Doing (MIND) and NIDV's Peter Huis in 't Veld was one of the keynote speakers in Defence Technology; Opportunities and perspectives in the exploitation of emerging technologies.

For more information on the conference, please see DEFEA's press statement here

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Greek News Update 16-01-2024

To keep you informed of what's going in the Greek Defence and Security sector, we have gathered several relevant news articles for the sector. Be sure to take a look and see what's been happening in Greece. 

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The Hellenic Delegation Visits NEDS 2023

The NIDV looks back on a succesful exhibition with 150+ exhibiting companies, 3500+ visitors, and 36 international delegations including a Hellenic delegation of government and industry representatives. 

To learn more about the NEDS 2023 and the visit of the Hellenic delegation, please read the article linked below. 

Also linked below is the NEDS website for you to explore while we prepare for an even bigger and better NEDS 2024. 

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Presenting the Partners for International Business: Robin Radar

The use of radar is critical to keeping our airspace safe and secure. However, birds often don’t show up properly and the increasing number of drones in the air can often go unnoticed as well. Not to mention that it’s easy to mistake a bird for a drone. This is where Robin Radar comes in, as they are a leader in the field of tracking and classification of small objects. Their equipment is specialized in preventing collisions between birds and planes or windfarms and protecting critical infrastructure against drones through early detection.

Robin Radar’s CEO, Mr. Siete Hamminga, told us that the Partners in Business initiative (PIB) presented the company with a great opportunity. He learned that the Hellenic air force had expressed an interest in purchasing products to avoid aerial collisions with birds. Robin Radar joined the PIB on the Dutch side while their partner joined on the Greek side, as being part of the PIB made for a great way to reach out to the Hellenic air force together.

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Presenting the Partners for International Business: SPECTO Aerospace

SPECTO Aerospace is an aerospace company specializing in composite- and sheet metal repair solutions for primary and secondary components for both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. SPECTO provides these services at expertly designed and fully equipped in-house maintenance and repair (MRO) locations, or on location at a client’s premises. SPECTO Aerospace deals with military clients as well as civil clients such as operators, aircraft OEM’s, component brokers, and aircraft maintenance companies.