Germany News

U.S. Provides emergency FMS HIMARS to Ukraine
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Provides emergency FMS HIMARS to Ukraine

Ukraine, funded by Germany, acquires three HIMARS under emergency Foreign Military Sale for an estimated cost of $30 million.

Heckler & Koch Introduces Russian 7.62x39mm Calibres
Weapon / Missile

Heckler & Koch Introduces Russian 7.62x39mm Calibres

German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch plans to introduce the Soviet-design 7.62x39mm round.

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One
Air Bilateral Relations

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One

Germany has announced that the F-35A Lightning II jets it will acquire will be manufactured at the U.S. production line, not from the Italian production line.

German Navy Deploys in Indo-Pacific
Navy / Maritime

German Navy Deploys in Indo-Pacific

Following a pause for EUNAVFOR Aspides in the Red Sea, “Die Marine” will deploy warships to the Indo-Pacific, including the frigate Baden-Wuerttemberg (F-222).

Spain Considers Adding Taurus to its Typhoon Arsenal
Weapon / Missile

Spain Considers Adding Taurus to its Typhoon Arsenal

Spain is considering adding the German-made Taurus long-range cruise missile to its Typhoon fleet’s arsenal.

RENK Group to Establish a Manufacturing Unit in India
Investment Engine and Transmission

RENK Group to Establish a Manufacturing Unit in India

RENK, a company specialising in developing essential drive systems for the military, is expanding its operations in India.

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS
Land

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS

France and Germany agreed to develop a new battle tank, the MGCS. Its turret might incorporate the French 140 mm cannon and the German 130 mm cannon.

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer
Land

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer

British Army preferred German RCH-155 over BAE Systems' Archer to replace AS-90 self-propelled guns within the Mobile Fires Platform program.

TKMS Launches the Forth Type 218 Submarine for Singapore
Navy / Maritime

TKMS Launches the Forth Type 218 Submarine for Singapore

Singapore is preparing for its last Invincible-class air-independent propulsion (AIP)- equipped diesel-electric submarine, RSS Inimitable.

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT
Land

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT

UK Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps unveiled the Challenger 3 MBT from his social account as “the first fully British built tank in 22 years.”

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.