Turkish newspaper claims country could conquer Germany and France in days

Newspaper Yeni Söz, a government mouthpiece, carried the incredibly odd claim that Turkey could conquer France and Germany within days.

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.

Can the German Navy Be Saved?

In a country where good news stories about the military are few and far between, recent years had been kind to the German Navy. 

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.

German Tornado fleet grounded due to ‘too much bio-diesel’ in fuel

According to local media, the fuel used by the German Tornado fleet appears to have been mixed with 'too much bio-diesel'.

Royal Navy Merlin helicopters begin massive submarine hunt

Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose will spend the next week searching for submarines in NATO's largest Mediterranean Anti-Submarine Exercise, Dynamic Manta 2018.

Dispute in German defence Ministry over choice of Typhoon or F-35 to replace Tornado

Earlier in the year, German defence ministry sources appeared to favour the F-35 to replace Tornado but now some have spoken out in favour of Typhoon

Russia downscales plans to modernise only aircraft carrier due to budget cuts

Plans to modernise the Admiral Kuznetsov have been downscaled due severe cuts to the Russian defence budget, according to Russian media reports.

After the UK leaves the EU, ’80 percent of NATO spending will come from outside the EU’ says alliance head

Since 2014, defence spending on the continent and in Canada has increased. In 2014, only three allies met the 2 percent of gross domestic product on defence guideline.

Royal Navy chase off Spanish ship after it cuts across path of US Naval vessel approaching Gibraltar

The Royal Navy were forced to chase off a Spanish vessel this morning as it cut across the path of a visiting US Naval vessel in Gibraltar.

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