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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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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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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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Germany to Equip Leopard 2 MBT with Trophy APS

Germany has signed a contract to purchase the Israeli Trophy active protection system for its Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks. The installation and integration of the system into the tank are to be carried out by Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the Leopard’s manufacturer. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information…
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The Future of Moon and Mars Exploration at GLEX 2021

16 June was intensive day at the IAF Global Space Exploration Conference – GLEX 2021. The day started with a Highlight Lecture by Xiaojun WANG, President of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), on space transportation for future Human Mars Exploration missions, on Tianwen-1’s successful three-months Mars remote sensing mission, and on the…
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First batch of Boxer CRV Delivered to Australian Army

  The Australian Army has received its first 25 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV). These vehicles are part of the $4.02 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability project.   Out of the vehicles received by the Australian Army, 13 were of the multipurpose variant, while the remaining 12 were reconnaissance variants.…
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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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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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France’s New Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

The French Minister of Defence announced on 29 March the notification of the Avant-Projet Sommaire (brief preliminary design) contract for the new generation nuclear aircraft carrier (PA NG), bringing together Naval Group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and TechnicAtome. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The Minister also attended the signing of the agreements creating a…
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SIPRI: USA Largest Arms Supplier, Saudi Arabia Biggest Importer

According to new data on global arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in between 2016-2020 the United States remains the largest arms exporter accounting for 37% of global arms sales, and  Saudi Arabia the world’s largest arms importer with 11% of the shares of major arms importers. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on…
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