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German army awards contract to Rheinmetall to supply additional heavy tractor trailers

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The German Armed Forces, or Bundeswehr, has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with additional heavy tractor trailers with a 70-tonne payload. According to a press release issued earlier in December 2020 by Rheinmetall, delivery of a further 24 unprotected heavy tractor trailers – dubbed the SaZgM 70t mil in German military parlance – is to take place in […]

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Several Bundeswehr vehicles damaged in arson attack in Leipzig

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Several Bundeswehr tactical vehicles have been damaged in the Leipzig district of Heiterblick on New Year’s Eve, said police spokesman Olaf Hoppe on Friday morning. The police assume arson based on initial findings. According to police, an arson attack leaves seven of ten vehicles ‘extensively damaged’. The Wolf  G-class vehicles were parked on the site […]

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German Navy receives new underwater drone from Huntington Ingalls Industries

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Last week, America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that it delivered new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy.  As noted by the company, the new underwater drone will be used to expand the German Navy’s current fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. […]

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German Army receives 20,000 next-generation combat helmets

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German industrial group Rheinmetall has announced that Baltskin Viper helmet solution has been chosen as the next Specialised Forces Helmet (Helm SpezKr schwer; Specialised Forces are Ranger-type units of the German Army). The details were given in an 11 December media release, to announce Rheinmetall and its strategic partner, the North-American helmet maker Galvion, have […]

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German fighter jets intercept Russian IL-20 surveillance plane

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German Eurofighter jets intercepted four Russian Il-20 Coot electronic intelligence aircraft over the Baltics last week, according to a statement from the German Air Force, or Luftwaffe. The Bundeswehr confirmed that the German fighter jets intercepted Russian surveillance Planealong the Estonian-Russian border on December 5. “NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission tracked a Russian IL-20 Coot […]

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U.S. Army Paladin unit conducts live-fire exercise in Germany

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U.S. Army Soldiers simulated combat scenarios where they notionally conduct engagements against near-peer enemies during a live-fire exercise in Germany. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, with their M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzers conducted live-fire training to exercise artillery field training skills. Training […]

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German Bundeswehr awards contract to Airbus for 31 NH90 helicopters

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European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced that its helicopter division was awarded a contract from the German Bundeswehr for 31 NH90 Sea Tiger helicopters for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie  Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General  Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal  Office […]

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ESG Aerosystems contracted for German Navy P-3C support

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ESG Aerosystems has reported that it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for support of the German Navy P-3C fleet. “ESG Aerosystems is proud to be awarded a $ 64.5 M U.S. Navy Contract for which MHD-ROCKLAND is excited to be the sole-source aircraft Subcontractor,” it said in a statement. As noted by […]

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Rheinmetall to develop a key component of future Bundeswehr laser gun

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German weapons maker Rheinmetall was awarded a contract from the German procurement authorities to develop a key future laser weapon system component. The details were given in a 26 November media release, to announce that at the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, […]

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Ukrainian Special Forces integrate with U.S. Forces during exercise in Germany

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U.S. Special Operations Command Europe has announced that Ukrainian special forces have integrated with U.S. Army 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JRMC) in Hohenfels, Germany. More than 3,500 multinational partners from across Europe joined together for Exercise Combined Resolve 14 at the JRMC in Hohenfels, Germany, September 2020 to […]

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