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ASD News 19.02.2024

New ASD Sustainability Department

In response to the importance of sustainability as a transversal topic, and as part of the ASD development plan, ASD has established a new sustainability department. Under the leadership of Isabelle Maelcamp, the team will be coordinating ASD’s engagement with the EU institutions and other stakeholders on sustainability-related issues and corporate social responsibility.

Find out more on the ASD website 


Article on Climate and Defence

Science Business published an article based on an interview with Deborah Allen (Chair of ASD’s task force on climate & defence and Sustainability Group Director at BAE Systems) on ASD’s views regarding the challenge of decarbonising defence. 

Read the article


Coverage on ASD Press Conference

This year’s first edition of Military Technology magazine (circulation 120.000 worldwide, incl. 46.000 in Europe) with two-page article, large parts of which covering last year’s ASD press conference on Facts & Figures and key challenges for the industry.

Summary of the article

Coming up

Radio interview. Monday (19 February): Radio interview on ASD’s views on strengthening of the EDTIB. German ARD Brussels correspondent interviewing ASD Secretary General Jan Pie and ASD Defence & Security Director Burkard Schmitt.

ASD Sec Gen at Event on Ukraine. Wednesday (21 February), ASD Secretary General Jan Pie, will take part in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launch event of UNIDO’s Ukraine industrial diagnostic study in Brussels.


Reading recommendations

Von der Leyen interview on defence. In an interview with the FT, EU Commission President von der Leyen calls on EU to subsidise defence production and to “spend, more, better and European.” Read more. 

Discussions about Defence Commissioner. Politico reports on ongoing discussions about a new Commissioner for defence (industrial) affairs under the next political term. More here.

EU defence initiatives. Euractiv summary about current and planned EU defence initiatives, including an overview graphic. More here. 

NATO defence industry initiatives. Overview on ongoing NATO activities related to defence industry. More here

Munich Security Report & Index. The new Munich Security Report was launched earlier this week in the run-up to the Munich Security Conference which kicks off today. The Munich Security Index (international poll) shows among others that there are signs that Russia’s impact on risk perceptions is tempering despite the ongoing war. To the report. 

Legal Challenge against RefuelEU Aviation. European renewable ethanol producers have launched a legal challenge against the RefuelEU Aviation Regulation to seek partial annulment for excluding crop-based biofuels from the definition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). More here.

EVENT – Shaping the Future of the Hellenic Defence Industry

28 February: ASD member association SEKPY organises an event on the future of the Greek defence industry in Brussels.

More information


ONLINE LECTURE – New Challenges in Aviation

29 February: „New Challenges in Aviation”, free online lecture by Luc Tygat, Acting Executive Director of EASA. 

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Final days to register for the ICAO Innovation Fair in Montreal (12-14 March) focused on Digital Aviation. ASD Civil Aviation Director Vincent de Vroey will participate as part of the ICCAIA delegation. 

Register here