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

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

German air force only has four active combat ready Typhoon jets

According to local media, the German air force only has four combat-ready Typhoon jets out of 128.

Entire German submarine fleet out of action

"It's a real disaster for the Navy, it’s the first time in history that there will not be any submarine operating for months," warns the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament, Hans-Peter Bartels, in an interview published on Sunday in the Berlin weekly Bild am Sonntag.

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.

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.

Germany seeks ‘stronger defence relationship’ with UK amid German armed forces crisis

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has hosted his  counterpart from Germany, Ursula Von der Leyen, in London where stronger ties were discussed.

German Air Force ‘In dire straits’ says Chief of Staff

Germany’s air force is in dire straits and funds are urgently needed to modernise its weaponry and systems, the air force chief of staff said according to local reports.

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.

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.

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. 

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