Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

Materials dependencies for dual-use technologies relevant to Europe's defence sector

To support the European Commission in the preparation of future initiatives fostering the sustainability of strategic supply chains, this study was commissioned to assess bottlenecks in the supply of materials needed for the development of technologies important to Europe's defence and civil industries.

The study focuses on five dual-use technology areas, namely advanced batteries, fuel cells, robotics, unmanned vehicles and additive manufacturing (3D printing). This report examines how these technologies could address specific military needs and their differences in relation to civil needs and identified opportunities for future defence research areas that could potentially serve as a basis for the design of research initiatives to be funded under the future European Defence Fund.


https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/materials-dependencies-dual-use-technologies-relevant-europes-defence-sector

https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC117729/kjna29850enn_online.pdf