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German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun

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Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of […]

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German submarine operates under NATO command in the Eastern Baltic Sea

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German submarine U33 has just concluded a several-week-long assurance measure deployment under NATO in the Eastern Baltic Sea. It arrived back to the naval base and home port of Eckernförde on Monday, 25 May 2020. The submarine, under the leadership of Lieutenant Commander Tobias Eikermann, in the past few weeks has operated under NATO Maritime […]

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German Army will receive new ground robots for explosive landmines detection

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In a news release Tuesday, German weapons maker Rheinmetall said Germany’s armed forces awarded a multi-year production deal for supply four Route Clearance Systems. “The order is worth a figure in the lower two-digit million-euro range,” it said in a statement. “Signed in December 2019, the contract is set to run for approximately four years. […]

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F-16 fighter creates USAFE history, cross 10,000 flight hour mark

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Aircraft 91-0343, a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, became the first F-16 block 50 to cross the 10,000 flight hour mark in U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa history, according to a press release issued by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs. F-16 Fighting Falcon created history as […]

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Largest plane in the world brings face masks to Germany

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The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, the world’s largest plane armed with six engines and a massive cargo hold, arrived in Germany carrying 10million face masks for the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Ukrainian cargo plane arrived at Leipzig/Halle airport on Monday morning and was welcomed by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The masks were procured […]

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NATO conducts live-fly training flights over Baltic

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On April 20 and 21, air forces from four Allies and two Partners and a NATO E-3A AWACS plane conducted live-fly training flights in segregated training areas and international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The goal of Exercise Ramstein Alloy 20-1 is to practice procedures and coordination processes among Allies and Partners. Belgium and Poland […]

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Germany awards contract to GDELS for highly protected EAGLE 6×6 vehicles

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The German procurement agency BAAINBw and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS ) announced on Wednesday an agreement for the delivery of 80 highly protected EAGLE 6×6 vehicles for the German Army`s ambulance corps. First vehicle deliveries will start in 2021 and continue throughout 2024, the release states. The EAGLE was selected in a competitive […]

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U.S. Navy awards $164 million contract for anti-radar missiles

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Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, a business unit of Northrop Grumman, received a modification to a previously awarded contract worth approximately $164,9 million from the U.S. Navy to exercise an option to procure Lot Nine, full-rate production of Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM). The order includes the conversion of Advanced Guided Missle-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into […]

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Blackjack Brigade strengthen combat skills during exercise in Germany

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The BlackJack brigade’s Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (2ABCT) participated in a 20-day multinational training exercise Combined Resolve XIII at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany on Jan. 24-29, 2020. Combined Resolve is a training exercise that includes leadership training, live fire, and force-on-force with more than […]

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U.S. Army field artillery brigade conducts their first live-fire exercise in Germany

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For the first time in a long time, the U.S. Army field artillery brigade brought a firestorm at a military range in Germany using their heavy missile systems. The U.S. Army has announced that the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment of the 41st Field Artillery Brigade conducted their first live-fire exercise since reactivating in September […]

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