Germany News

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development
Weapon / Missile

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of Japan has joined the French-German consortium to develop railguns.

Rheinmetall Constructs a New Hybrid Facility in Hungary
Land Investment Engine and Transmission

Rheinmetall Constructs a New Hybrid Facility in Hungary

Rheinmetall is establishing a new facility in Szeged, Hungary, to increase its presence in the EU and NATO partner countries.

MBDA Calls for more Taurus Orders
Weapon / Missile

MBDA Calls for more Taurus Orders

MBDA is calling on the German federal government to make faster award decisions. Suppliers would otherwise stop Taurus production.

Germany buys Four Patriot Batteries for $1.2 billion
Weapon / Missile

Germany buys Four Patriot Batteries for $1.2 billion

Germany acquires four Patriot Batteries to fill the gap after donating air defence systems to Ukraine.

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8
Land

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8

Czech Parliament decided to procure 76 new Leopard-2A8 main battle tanks, 28 second-hand Leopard-2A4 MBTs, and two Büffel armoured recovery vehicles.

EU: United for Europe, Divided about Defence
Investment Regional / Strategy

EU: United for Europe, Divided about Defence

The EU is divided into northern and southern countries regarding the proposal to issue a Eurobond for EU defence support.

France and Germany Sign MGCS Tank Development Agreement
Land Investment

France and Germany Sign MGCS Tank Development Agreement

France and Germany agreed to develop a planned next-generation tank known as the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS).

Greece Receives 44 mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

Greece Receives 44 mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes

According to the Greek publication To Vima, Hellenic Navy Receives 44 SeaHake mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes.

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails
Navy / Maritime Sensors Unmanned Systems

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails

A recent incident in the Red Sea shows that area air defence frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) did not shoot down a mistakenly targeted UAV due to its failing radars.

German Chancellor Receives Backlash From the U.K.
Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

German Chancellor Receives Backlash From the U.K.

Olaf Scholz received backlash from U.K. officials for revealing sensitive information regarding the support to Ukraine.

Germany Orders Skyranger 30 Air Defence System
Weapon / Missile

Germany Orders Skyranger 30 Air Defence System

German Army has placed an order for a Skyranger 30 mobile air defence system armed with a new 30 mm revolver cannon and four-way radars.

Italy to Localise Its Future Leopard 2A8 MBTs
Land Investment

Italy to Localise Its Future Leopard 2A8 MBTs

Leonardo will integrate Italian-made components into the German Leopard 2A8 main battle tanks that Italy will acquire.

Germany Involves in “Barely” Armoured Vehicle Aid Scandal
Land

Germany Involves in “Barely” Armoured Vehicle Aid Scandal

German manufacturer FFG, which provides armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine, was discovered to be producing inadequately armoured vehicles.

German MoD Announces PzH 2000 155 mm SPG Aid to Ukraine
Weapon / Missile

German MoD Announces PzH 2000 155 mm SPG Aid to Ukraine

German MoD has announced that Ukraine will be supplied with 18 PzH 2000 155 mm tracked SPGs in the future.