Less than a third of German military assets are operational says report

The vast majority of major weapons systems in the German military are unavailable for training exercises or deployment, according to a new German Defence Ministry report.

NATO AIRCOM team conducts evaluation of German air and missile defence

A multinational team of evaluators from Allied Air Command conducted a so-called Capability Evaluation of German integrated Air and Missile Defence units in the northernmost part of Germany this week.

NATO Prepares for largest military exercise since 2002

NATO is preparing for its largest military exercise since 2002, with more than 40,000 personnel from 30 NATO and partner counties participating.

NATO ‘Must Adapt’, Alliance’s Military Committee Chairman says

The world situation is highly volatile, and NATO must be adaptable and constantly ready to respond to any threat or challenge, the chairman of the alliance’s Military Committee said today.

UK ‘very keen’ to support European intervention force

Minister of State for Defence Frederick Curzon has claimed that the UK is "very keen" to support French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a European intervention force.

IN PICTURES: Exercise Joint Warrior 18

More than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior for two weeks this spring in one of the largest exercises of its kind in Europe, operating out of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, Scotland.

Airbus and Dassault Aviation join forces on European Future Combat Air System

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040.

Airbus chief warns Germany against purchasing F-35, claims it would be a snub to France

Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space, has warned the German government against the purchase of the F-35.

Germany pitching for UN Security Council seat, despite almost inoperable armed forces

Germany is pitching for a seat at the UN Security Council, the UN’s most powerful arm in charge of the authorisation of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

French warship buzzed by Russian combat aircraft in warning against missile attack

French magazine Le Point has reported that Russian aircraft had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed.

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