Austria to join European Sky Shield Initiative

By Defence Industry Europe

Austria intends to join the European Sky Shield Initiative, a pan-European air and missile defence project led by Germany. Confidential negotiations have been going on for weeks to make this accession possible.

“The threat situation has increased massively as a result of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine,” says Austrian Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer. “We must and will take precautions to protect our country from the threat of drone or missile attacks. In airspace surveillance, the best way is to work together in a European association with other countries.”



“For Austria, this is a milestone in the history of defense policy,” explains Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner. “Negotiations are currently underway to examine this cooperation and to clarify how Austria’s participation in this project can look like in concrete terms.”


Learn more – visit Austrian Armed Forces website.


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