Defense Industry in Europe

The year 2001 saw the consolidation of the European defense industry, which has evolved in different ways, depending on the sectors and market specialties. Great European groups in aeronautics and electronics have developed their Transatlantic links and, at the same time, gone through a process of integration, whereas transnational acquisitions have multiplied in the field of ground armament ; as what regards naval construction, sketches of international regroupings, that will have to multiply, have been perceived. – Summary AFRI-2001