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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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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…
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New Page in the EU Defence Policy?

The expansion of autonomous European capacities in the field of defense and security has been discussed in the EU for several years. The topic became even more relevant after February 24. Experts of the Carnegie Europe analytical center tried to answer the question of how serious the EU's intentions are in the field of building…
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Russian Coal Goes East

  The export of Russian coal has decreased due to the gradual abandonment of it by the European Union. Against this background, Russia is reorienting coal exports to Asia, but it has not yet been possible to compensate for the losses.   In March 2022, after the start of Russia's military operation, Russian coal exports…
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Nord Stream-2 for Russian Needs

Gazprom will direct the capacities of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline to gasification of the North-Western region of Russia. On May 5, a message appeared on the company's Telegram channel that the excess Russian onshore gas transmission capacities of the Nord Stream-2 project will be used to develop gas supply to these regions. "We are talking…
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World military expenditure reaches it peak

SIPRI reports that total global military expenditure reached $2113 billion in 2021, increasing by 0.7%. The five largest spenders were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, together accounting for 62% of expenditure.    Military expenditure reaches record level in the second year of the pandemic. This was the seventh consecutive year…
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Space Commands of the USA, China, Russia, and Europe

The space domain is of increasing importance in the international environment that is becoming more contested and confrontational. Many states have recognised this as a challenge and formed unified space commands in recent years.     USA Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. Donald Trump, Former US President The…
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