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Have feedback from the operation in Libya

(BRUSSELS2 in Wroclaw) Among the subjects discussed during the Defense Ministers' dinner, the fact also emerged that certain gaps deserved to be filled. “ We must take inventory of what we know how to do, or not do, what we can do or cannot do, and the means we lack. explained Gérard Longuet. " Feedback from 6 months of operation in Libya which is a precise diagnosis and can provide concrete solutions. "Work that could be done" by the Polish Presidency ". The French and British will meet on October 12 to take stock of the situation through mutual feedback. The gaps are quite precisely identified: supplies, intelligence, ammunition, etc.

A European ammunition project

We can add that the European Defense Agency has started to work on certain issues, notably those of munitions. This involves studying – according to our information – how we can share so-called smart munitions (NB: like the laser bombs which were missing in Libya), for example to pool certain reserve stocks between countries that use the same types of ammunition or ensure rapid supply if needed.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).