idD Portugal Defence met, on July 15, with the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Manuel Heitor.

The meeting was attended by the chairman of idD Portugal Defence, Marco Capitão Ferreira, the executive director, Catarina Nunes, and the President of the Portugal Space, Chiara Manfletti, and President of Air Centre.

The parties addressed issues of common interest, and immediately exchanged views on how the Defence Economy and its close relationship with Research and Development, with a special focus on areas relating to innovation, research and development projects, the main investment programs ongoing and planned, as well as opportunities that are available within the scope of the Atlantic space and surveillance, in particular.

Both parties expressed willingness to cooperate closely in the execution of an integrated and articulated policy, for the operational support and equipment and services produced by the Defence Economy.