Arms industry topics – level 3 writing test

The new examination set on level 3. Today topics related to European Defence Agency (EDA) and arms industry in general. You can also download a pdf version of this test from below the article.

English examination set #L3/W/011

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

You work for European Defence Agency in Brussels. Polish Ministry of Defence expressed their will to join one of your logistic projects. They have sent a letter to find out if it is possible. Write a reply 1) expressing your satisfaction from Poland’s decision , 2) asking for possible contribution to any suitable projects, 3) calling for the next Project Board meeting. Use the notes below and write between 100 and 120 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions or input! Otherwise, you will be penalised.

MY NOTES:
Which projects will fit?What involvement?money/personnel?Project Board meetings – quarterly/one week notice

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • Air-to-Air Refuelling
  • Effective Procurement Methods
  • Counter-IED
  • EU Multimodal Transport Hubs
  • Data Fusion in Urban Sensor Networks
  • Multi Sensor Anti Sniper System

Part B

The head of your EDA department has got a letter from the Polish MoD saying what project they have decided to join. You have been tasked to include Polish delegation into the next Project Board meeting in Strasbourg.  Write a memo to your CO informing him (1) what has already been arranged and (2) what else should be prepared. Write between 60 and 80 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions! Otherwise, you will be penalised.

Task Two

Write a report describing the present involvement of the Polish arms industry in European projects. 1) Identify the main areas of interest for the Polish arms industry 2) describe possible challanges it may face 3) suggest what can be done to make Polish industry more competitive and cost effective. Write between 200-250 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions and input, otherwise you will be penalised.

Polish new concept armoured personnel carrier PL-01. Arms industry topic at the military English exam

“[….]Poland has never cared more of the European unity and solidarity than it does nowadays. That is why we will spare no expense to ensure the joint arms market is competitive, innovative and cost effective.”
Polish Minister of Industry,
EU summit, 2014

Another budget cuts to boost the military industry

Pooling & Sharing programme saved € 1,2 billion last year

NATO to reduce support to European space programme

Costa Rican call for abolishing the army grows in number of supporters

A new Polish personnel carrier to hit the market in 2018. Budget problems may stop it

(Newspapers headlines)

 

Polish share in European arms industry joint projects. Fictional statistics about Poland's contribution to EDA projects.


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