Julián García Vargas
Ex-Minister of Defence and Honorary Chairman of the Spanish Association of Defence, Aeronautics and Space Technology Companies (TEDAE)
A Spanish strategy of European dimensions
Spain does not want to depend entirely on foreign supplies, but the size of its armed forces and economy mean that the country cannot go it alone. A Spanish strategy for industrial and technological capabilities in defense and security requires action in three key areas: 1) the industrial and technological development of strategic sectors for Spain in the sphere of security and defence; 2) the protection of industrial assets considered to be irreplaceable; and 3) the acquisition of systems and services also considered to be strategic.
Sub-Director of the Cybersecurity Think Tank THIBER
A greater focus on the fifth domain: cyber technologies
A national industrial fabric is fundamental to Spain’s security and economy. Cyber defense is a growing sector capable of generating numerous highly qualified jobs. Nevertheless, given the long and complex process required to develop military capabilities, the resources available to our country in terms of military cyber defense are still very limited. Moreover, important corporate stumbling blocks remain to be overcome in order to consolidate a Joint Force, and these harm the connectivity of the armed forces.