Aerospace & Defense

Germany and the United States of America have been partners in the aerospace and defense sector for over sixty years, making it a transatlantic success story. To continuously expand this well-established cooperation,  AmCham Germany’s Aerospace and Defense Committee promotes a close and regular dialogue on transatlantic foreign and defense policy between business representatives, legislative and executive branches. Special focus is given to the common defense policy challenges facing Germany, Europe and the USA, the future of the transatlantic defense industry as well as the continuation of successful transatlantic cooperation. Furthermore, the timely delivery of effective security technology at competitive costs is essential for both Germany and the US. To achieve this, it is necessary that both countries constantly improve their regulatory frameworks and open their markets for each other. Competition and open markets do not only guarantee the best value for money, but enhance and simplify transatlantic cooperation programs.

 

2020


March 10, 2020: Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Tobias Lindner, MdB, Spokesman on Security Policy, Alliance90/The Green Party Parliamentary Group
Topics: German defense budget and Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty


April 23, 2020: Conference Call
with Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, MdB, Spokeswoman on Defence Policy, FDP Parliamentary Group
Topics: Germany’s geopolitical and security policy challenges in times of the COVID-19 pandemic


July 6, 2020: Virtual Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Dr. Peter Beyer, MdB, Transatlantic Coordinator, Federal Foreign Office
Topic: Germany’s security priorities in the EU Council Presidency


2019


January 30, 2019: Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Dr. Reinhard Brandl, MdB, Rapporteur on Defense Policy in Parliamentary Budget Committee, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group


November 19, 2019: Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Rear Admiral (Flt. Adm.) Axel Deertz, Head of 23th Directorate of the Federal Ministry of Defense, Federal Security Council of the German Chancellery


2018


July 12, 2018: Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany


July 17, 2018: Internal Committee Meeting on PESCO and EDIDP


September 10, 2018: Internal Committee Meeting on EDF


September 28, 2018: Aerospace & Defense Committee Meeting
with Dr. Fritz Felgentreu, MdB, Spokesman on Defence and Security Policy, SPD Parliamentary Group

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AmCham Germany Aerospace & Defense Committee Discusses Security Developments in Europe and Germany

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Aerospace & Defense Committee

The committee discusses public procurement, core capabilities in defense technology and the challenges of demographic changes to defense cooperation.