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First Egyptian Meko frigate begins sea trials

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has begun sea trials of the first of six Meko A200 frigates ordered by Egypt. Nord24 reported that the vessel, ENS...

Rheinmetall subsidiary to equip German field hospital in Mali

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German’s Bundeswehr has contracted Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) to equip a field hospital at Camp Castor, the Bundeswehr’s forward operating base...

Germany to deploy CH-53 helicopters to Mali

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The German military will later this year deploy five CH-53 helicopters and 120 personnel to Gao, Mali, in support of the United Nations mission...

Ex Good Hope postponed

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The eighth joint German/South African joint military exercise, scheduled to start at month-end, is on hold for the foreseeable future due to high levels...

Ex Good Hope is back

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Years of inactivity for joint exercises come to an end for the maritime and airborne services of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) at...

Germany approves arms transfers to Egypt

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Germany approved the sale of three Meko A200EN frigates and air defence systems to Egypt ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s departure from office. Der Spiegel...

Namibian parliament stormed ahead of genocide deal

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Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion German compensation offer to atone for...

Germany worried about Mali plan for Russian mercenaries

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Germany joined France on Wednesday in expressing concern about an agreement between Mali's military rulers and a Russian security company that would bring Russian...

Aerostat to protect German base in Niger

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The German Bundeswehr has placed a €21 million order with Rheinmetall for an aerostat-based area reconnaissance system for protecting a forward operating base in...

Germany says to buy Boeing maritime patrol aircraft for 1.1 billion...

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Germany will purchase five Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft for about 1.1 billion euros ($1.31 billion), the defence ministry said on Wednesday, confirming a...

German firm’s air taxi aims to be operational for Paris 2024...

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German company Volocopter performed on Monday a first flight of its electrical air taxi in France at a show in Le Bourget airport and...

Germany colonial-era genocide reparations offer not enough – Namibia vice president

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Germany’s offer to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros ($1.22 billion) over 30 years to atone for its role in...

Colonial era killings in Namibia were genocide – Germany

Germany apologised for its role in slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia (then South West Africa) over a century ago and described...

Another German Heron for Mali

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The German government has approved the deployment of another Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the United Nations mission in Mali, which will bring...

France, Germany and Spain strike deal over joint combat jet

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France, Germany and Spain said on Monday they had reached a deal over the next steps of the development of a new fighter jet,...

France, Germany, Spain, Italy: condemn this week’s killing of foreigners in...

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France, Germany, Spain and Italy on Friday condemned this week's killing of foreign citizens during an ambush in Burkina Faso. The joint statement - issued...

German government agrees to expand military mission in Mali

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The German government on Wednesday approved plans to expand the country's military training mission in Mali, a government source said. Up to 600 troops will...

Germany backs 3 billion euro contract for European military drone

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The German parliament’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a 3 billion euro ($3.59 billion) contract for the development of a European military drone to...

Germany will synchronize withdrawal from Afghanistan with US, minister says

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Germany will match US plans for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said, adding she expected a NATO decision to...

German military unit ready to deploy to Mali

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Soldiers from the Bundeswehr’s 12th Panzer Brigade are ready to deploy to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) next month after completing mission...

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