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ESG to deliver Sea Falcon UAS to German Navy

German defence company Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) has been awarded a contract for the procurement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the K130 corvettes. The UAS is supposed to enhance the imaging abilities of the corvettes.     On the 8th of November, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support…
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Franco-German Transport Squadron Under Construction

With an Inter-Governmental agreement signed by the German and French Ministers of Defence, the two countries have created a joint tactical air transport squadron, equipped with the C-130J Super Hercules.     On the 30th of August the French and German Defence Ministers, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, have met in Paris and signed…
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Hensoldt and Saab to Modernise German Frigates

The German government has signed a contract with Hensoldt Sensors to replace the Sachsen-class’ (F124) radar. Last month, a contract was signed with Saab to modernise the radar and fire control systems of its predecessor class, the Brandenburg (F123).   On the 23rd of August, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and…
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Germany to Acquire New Naval Vessels Amidst Large Release of Defence Funding

In its session on 23 June, the Budget Committee of the German Parliament released funds for proposals with a total volume of around 19 billion euros. Notably, Germany will purchase two submarines, three intelligence vessels, two tankers and has approved additional funds for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle…
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Germany Likely to Acquire the HK416 Assault Rifle

The procurement of a new assault rifle for the Bundeswehr has taken a surprising turn, as the German Defence ministry now seems to prefer Heckler & Koch’s offer over Haenel’s. Now Germany is likely to acquire the HK416 assault rifle. On 10 June, the Federal Procurement Chamber at the Federal Cartel Office rejected an application…
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Restructuring of the German Armed Forces

The German Defence Ministry has presented a paper outlining the restructuring of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The paper primarily aims at making the forces more flexible and increasing its readiness by cutting down on top-heavy structures. When presenting the key point paper (Eckpunktepapier), Germany’s Defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emphasised that this did not constitute…
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Germany to Replace its Orion MPA with Poseidon

As stated in a recent answer to a parliamentary inquiry, the German Ministry of Defence will most likely be acquiring American P-8A Poseidon to replace its aging fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. The ministry dismissed the French offer of Atlantique 2 which had been posed in April.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google…
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German Parliament Approves ‘Unarmed’ Eurodrone

The German parliament has approved the development and procurement of the Eurodrone together with France, Italy, and Spain. However, it has also set limits both for the further release of funds and for an armament not wanted in Germany for the time being. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On the 14th of April, the…
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A New Air Defence System for Germany

Rheinmetall Electronics, Diehl Defence and HENSOLDT Sensors have signed a joint agreement for cooperation as a special partnership to submit a tender for the future German short range and very short range protection air defence system (LVS NNbS). Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News.   NNbS is intended to close the capability gap in mobile…
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