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U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany

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A U.S. Air Force F-16CM/DM Fighting Falcon fighter jet,  assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, at Spangdahlem, crashed over a forest near Zemmer in Western Germany. The pilot was able to eject out of the aircraft in time and was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries. According to a U.S. Air Force […]

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Raytheon, Rheinmetall to tie up to offer new combat vehicle for U.S. Army’s OMFV competition

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Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, is establishing a new venture to develop a new combat vehicle with Europian partner Rheinmetall Defence, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce new infantry fighting vehicle for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition. The U.S.-based […]

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U.S. Air Force deploys its battle management aircraft to Germany

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed an E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft to Germany, according to a recent U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa news release. An E-8C battle management aircraft assigned to the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has deployed to Ramstein […]

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Raytheon, Rheinmetall expand team for Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition

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One of the Pentagon’s largest weapons suppliers Raytheon and German defense giant Rheinmetall are partnering with Pratt & Miller Defense for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition. According to a statement released by Raytheon on Tuesday, the Detroit-based company will provide engineering analysis to help ensure the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle meets or […]

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U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicles take part in multinational exercise in Germany

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U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles with 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division take part in exercise Combined Resolve XII. The multinational exercise held at U.S. Army Europe’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas to build readiness and interoperability, promote regional stability, and enhance relationships and trust among allied and […]

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Raytheon upgrades Germany’s missile defense system

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U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co. on Monday reported that it is upgrading Germany’s Patriot missile defense system to the most current configuration available under a $105.5 million direct commercial sales contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. Raytheon’s Patriot is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors, […]

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State Department approves $122.8M missile sale to Germany

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The U.S. State Department on Friday said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Germany of AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missiles. Berlin had requested through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) acting as its Agent, up to 91 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Tactical Missiles, and up to 8 AGM-88E AARGM Captive […]

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MBDA Deutschland, Lockheed Martin offers next gen integrated air & missile defense system for Germany

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has announced that TLVS bidders consortium, an MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin joint venture, has submitted its updated proposal to the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to develop, test and deliver TLVS, Germany’s next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) […]

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Two Eurofighter Typhoons collided over a lake in Germany

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Two German air force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets collided on Monday north of lake Fleezen. Bundeswehr spokesperson confirmed that two fighters collided midair and crashed in a mid-air collision over Waren, Müritz region, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Also added that military aircraft crashed in the north of the country during a training exercise. There were forest fires and […]

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German Navy commissions first new F125-class frigate

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The German Navy’s first Baden-Württemberg-class frigate has entered service, according to Christian Thiels. The 149,6-meter F222 Baden-Württemberg frigate was commissioned on On 17 June, in a ceremony held at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) facility. The Navaltoday.com reported that F222 Baden-Württemberg frigate was commissioned eight years after TKMS was selected as prime contractor for the […]

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