Publications

[Strategic Notes] Artificial Intelligence : Applications and Challenges for the Armed Forces

[Abstract] Artificial Intelligence or AI can be defined as “a machine’s ability to replicate functions generally attributed to animals or humans, [in particular] recognising images and understanding videos, sounds and texts.” In concrete terms, AI is based on algorithms capable of analysing huge quantities of information very quickly or even in quasi real time. Using…

Read More

[White paper] Lawful access to data: the US v. Microsoft case, sovereignty in the cyber-space and European data protection

With a study by Theodore Christakis, Professor of international law – University Grenoble Alpes / Institut Universitaire de France – Director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies – dep. Director of the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute In partnership with The Chertoff Group Microsoft and the US government have been arguing since 2013…

Read More

[Strategic Notes] MRO of military helicopter engines – Innovative solutions for a critical asset in military operations

At a time when budgetary constraints are increasingly pressing for the Armed Forces, exchanges between the forces and industry provide opportunities to improve optimization of costs. The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has studied the transition from six separate support contracts for the same type of engine to one overall support contract and calculated that…

Read More

[Report] Publication of the SecDef’14 Conference Report

The sixth edition of the Security and Defence Day took place in Brussels on 4 December 2014. About 200 participants, drawn from both the civilian and military spheres, attended this successful one-day conference entitled « Industrial Defence Policies in Europe – Ambitions for the defence sector ». This year’s conference gave a fresh impetus to…

Read More