EDA announces full calendar

April 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- The European Defense Agency is pushing cooperation among EU members with a series of projects and exercises.

The agency reports an event focusing on energy and the environment will be in June in Brussels. Military Green 2012 will showcase high level visions on policy beyond 2020 and its impact on defense and crisis management.

Also in June, the agency will host a land systems workshop at the Eurosatory trade show in France in which procurement options will be explored to give the EDA member states maximum procurement capabilities.

The European Defense Agency is also leading three major multinational aerial exercises this year for rotary assets: Hot Blade 2012 in Portugal in July and Green Blade 2012 in Belgium in September.

Its first fixed-wing training exercise for transport forces is being staged in Spain in June.

The EDU was established in 2004 by the European Union to improve the defense capabilities of member states, promote and enhance cooperation in armaments, and strengthen the continent's defense industrial base.

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