PARIS — European Commission officials said multiple Commission-financed programs will reinforce the dual-use aspect of space technology and further blur the distinction between “defense” and civil space budget lines.
European industry officials said they were optimistic about the Commission’s plans but concerned that, as in the past, the budgets will be distributed in small amounts to dozens of programs.
The biggest of the defense budgets is the first-ever European Defence Fund (EDF), whose initial proposed budget of 13 billion euros in the . . .
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