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Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea

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After receiving approval from the German government to join a European Union military mission to assist in protecting shipping in the Red Sea, the...

Exercise Good Hope VIII strengthens South African-German maritime cooperation

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Exercise Good Hope VIII, the latest instalment of the bi-national maritime exercise between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the German Navy,...

VBSS drills a key part of Exercise Good Hope VIII

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One of the highlights of the first week of the Good Hope VIII exercise between the South African and German navies saw visit, board,...

Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study...

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) and Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) recently conducted a study tour to Germany, and...

Germany, South Africa kick-off Exercise Good Hope VIII next week

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After a six-year hiatus compounded by the global challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa and Germany are set to reignite their maritime...

TKMS hands over third Meko frigate to Egyptian Navy

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the frigate Al-Qadeer to the Egyptian Navy during a ceremony in Germany, marking the third of four...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence visits RDM, DSCT

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has paid a visit to Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) as a...

South Africa and Germany aiming to hold long-delayed naval exercise in...

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South Africa and Germany will next year hold the eighth iteration of the Good Hope naval exercise, after a six-year hiatus compounded by the...

Milkor establishes Polish division, signs MoU with Germany’s AeroData

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Milkor Polska, the newest addition to the Milkor Group, has kicked off its operations in Poland by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

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...

Hensoldt South Africa executing Argos II contract for German police

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Hensoldt South Africa, through its Optronics division, will later this year deliver two Argos II electro-optical systems for German police helicopters. Hensoldt on 12 January...

Germany decides to buy 25.1% stake in defence supplier Hensoldt

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Germany’s government has decided to buy a 25.1% stake in defence supplier Hensoldt at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Reuters reported last week that the...

Germany files espionage charges against Egyptian-born man

Germany’s Public Prosecutor General (GBA) said on Monday charges of espionage have been filed against an Egyptian-born German citizen who worked at the German...

Tanzanian opposition leader takes refuge in German ambassador’s residence

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Tanzanian opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu said on Saturday he had taken refuge at the German ambassador’s residence in the commercial capital Dar es...

UK to enforce sanctions on Russian GRU officers over cyber attacks...

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Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for...

Hensoldt listing aims for $474 million

Private equity-owned German defence supplier Hensoldt will rake in at least 400 million euros ($474 million) in its planned initial public offering, the company...

Germany says Berlin car crash suspect cited Islamist motives, had psychological...

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The suspected perpetrator of a series of car crashes on a Berlin motorway on Tuesday evening has cited Islamist motives but appears to have...

Fourth new Egyptian Type 209 submarine to arrive in 2021

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The Egyptian Navy will receive its fourth and final Type 209 submarine from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in 2021. Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs...

France, Germany, Italy threaten sanctions over arms for Libya

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The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a...

Germany renews service contract with Airbus for Heron UAV in Mali

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Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a renewed service contract agreement with Airbus Defence and Space...

France, Germany and Italy call for end to Libya fighting

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France, Germany and Italy on Thursday called on forces in Libya to cease fighting and for outside parties to stop any interference in a...

German personnel in Mali receive medevac training with Starlite Super Puma

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South Africa’s Starlite Aviation is supplying a Super Puma helicopter to the European Union Training Mission Mali (EUTM), and German personnel deployed to the...

Germany’s Merkel urges UN-backed Libya talks in phone call with Egypt’s...

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Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in conflict-wracked Libya with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the German governemnt said in a statement on Monday. Merkel...

Germany calls in Russian envoy over hack attack

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Germany’s foreign ministry called in the Russian ambassador in Berlin on Thursday to complain “in the strongest possible terms” about a hack attack on...

Thyssenkrupp merger talks

German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp is in talks about merging subsidiary ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) with a domestic rival to create a national champion. Thyssenkrupp board member...

Third Type 209 submarine on its way to Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy’s third Type 209/1400mod submarine is making its way from Germany to Egypt after being handed over by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS),...

Germany approves delivery of submarine to Egypt

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The German government has allowed ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) to deliver a submarine to Egypt. TKMS has so far delivered three Type 209/1400mod class...

Germany extends arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

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German media reported on Monday that the German government had approved an extension of the arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, which will now last...

Drones ground flights at Frankfurt Airport

Flights to and from Germany’s largest airport, Frankfurt, were suspended twice on Monday following drone sightings. A spokesman for operator Fraport said 72 flights were...

Germany and South Africa to collaborate on peace in Libya

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South Africa and Germany, as heads of continental bodies the African Union and European Union have expressed an intent to collaborate on peace solutions...

Berlin to host Libya peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the North African nation’s warring...

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