German government updates national defence industry strategy

14 February 2020

Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier announced on 12 February an update to the country's defence and security industry strategy, which introduces the classification of naval surface shipbuilding and the broad spectrum of cyber technologies as national key technologies.

Presented in a nine-page strong paper, this latest strategy consolidates and substitutes both the national defence industry strategy (2015) and the national civilian security industry strategy (2016) papers.

"With the new strategy, we're about to strengthen Germany's and Europe's defence and security industry. We want to retain and stimulate both industrial key capabilities, as well as strategically relevant development capacities, nationally and on the EU level," Altmaier was quoted.

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