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Military input planned for air traffic control

Eurocontrol and the European Defence Agency have signed a joint work programme to ensure that military interests are taken on board in the EU’s air traffic management modernisation programme, Sesar.

The joint work programme specifies the contributions of each organisation to the development of the Single European Sky ATM research programme, a EU public-private partnership partly funded through the Horizon 2020 Framework programme. 

In a statement released on 19 November, both organisations said that they expect this deal to ensure that military interests would take into account in Sesar. According to Frank Brenner, director general of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), "through this joint programme, we are making sure that the military perspective will be fully understood and taken on board".

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