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Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany and France are considering cooperation on developing a successor to the tank “Leopard 2.” The current model has been in service since 1979, and aging Bundeswehr equipment is currently in stark focus. The German Defense Ministry announced its plans […]


German Defense Reportedly Decides On “MEADS” Missile Defense System

German Defense Reportedly Decides On “MEADS” Missile Defense System

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ), a leading German national daily, reported on Friday that Berlin’s defense ministry had decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by US defense giant Lockheed Martin in cooperation with German MBDA and […]


Airbus Shares Close 4% Down After A400M Crash

Airbus Shares Close 4% Down After A400M Crash

Shares in European aerospace giant Airbus have dropped more than 4 percent after the weekend crash of an A400M military plane in Spain fueled investors’ concern over Europe’s largest and hugely delayed defense project. In trading on Monday, shares in […]


Heckler & Koch G36: The Rifle Held In All the Wrong Places

Heckler & Koch G36: The Rifle Held In All the Wrong Places

Is it the plastic barrel holder? Or the tin cover? These questions are at the center of a hot debate surrounding “serious faults” with the Bundeswehr’s favorite gun. DW leads you through the storm that is the HK G36. It […]


German Federal Security Council OKs Submarine Delivery to Israel

German Federal Security Council OKs Submarine Delivery to Israel

The German body that monitors the export of military goods, the Federal Security Council, has given the green light for the delivery of another submarine to Israel. The decision could be a contentious one. Israel is to receive the fifth […]


Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO

Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO

Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy together as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan after a ceremonial departure ceremony last Tuesday at Vaziani Training Area, approximately 180 kilometers south of Russia’s border. “You are better trained, more […]


Obama Unblocks Military Aid for Egypt

Egypt's Sisi

President Obama has approved sending twelve [F-16] fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 [M-1] tank [modernization] kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. […]


Germany Floods Middle East with Weapons

Germany Floods Middle East with Weapons

German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel is facing an awkward trip. From Saturday, he will be on a four-day journey through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar – all countries where Germany has significant business interests. […]


German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

The German government has said it will not fulfill a request from its NATO ally and European Union partner Lithuania for the delivery of so-called Boxer tanks, a media report said on Sunday, citing the German Defense Ministry. “A delivery […]


 
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