The European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The EU has proven ambitions to run maritime policy.
MMF is a small pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.
A longstanding project initially set up to improve connectivity over maritime surveillance.
A European Defence Agency (EDA) programme to ‘green’ Defence.
An EDA-run scheme to handle secure Government communications through pooled capabilities.
The EDA is expanding its role in developing how EU forces tactically operate.
Pooling of access to pay-per-use satellite communications, particularly in a deployment environment.
As plans to develop standing or designated EU forces stalled around 2000, focus instead turned on institutionally ‘poaching’ already existing European entities.
EU Battlegroups are multinational units of around 1,500 personnel and are the EU’s rapid reaction capacity.