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Germany Commissions First F125 Frigate

On 17 June 2019, the F125 "Baden-Württemberg" was officially commissioned in a ceremony in the presence of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen....

Germany Extends Saudi Arms Export Freeze till End-March

Germany on Wednesday extended a temporary, disputed ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, but only until the end of the month. In October, Berlin...

France Urges Germany to Ease Arms Exports Rules: Report

The French Economy Minister has demanded German relax its arms exports restrictions. The call comes after a German gun maker was fined for weapons...

Germany firm on Saudi arms ban despite British warning

Germany said Wednesday it would hold firm on its decision to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, shrugging off British warnings that the embargo...

Gunmaker H&K convicted for illegal arms exports to Mexico

A German court Thursday fined gunmaker Heckler & Koch 3.7 million euros (USD4.2 million) and gave suspended jail terms to two of its ex-employees...

Germany ups investment in NATO battalion in Lithuania

Germany will invest 110 million euros (US$127 million) in military infrastructure in Lithuania until 2021, its defence minister said Monday, on a visit to...

Franco-German treaty a step toward ‘European army’: Merkel

The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday laid out their commitment to a future joint European Army, an idea that has sparked angry...
Rheinmetall’s Fox NBC reconnaissance vehicle

Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to Create a UK-based Land Systems Joint Venture

Rheinmetall and BAE Systems today announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint UK-based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business....

Germany: Arms Exports Approvals Down A Quarter

The Economy Ministry has reported a 23 percent downfall in arms exports approvals in 2018, one of the biggest in years. A moratorium on...

Germany Approves Frigate Export to Egypt

Spiegel Online, citing official documents, reported on January 2, 2019, that the German Federal Security Council has approved the export of a Meko 200...