NATO seeks constructive contact with Russia

The chairman of NATO's Military Committee would like to see the NATO-Russia Council reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities, say officials.

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.

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.

‘The European Union cannot protect Europe by itself’ says NATO chief

Many NATO nations are also members of the European Union and the nations are trying to square the defence requirements for each alliance, the head of NATO noted at a conference.

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.

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. 

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'.

German military short on tanks and combat aircraft for NATO Mission

The German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's Russian-aimed Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, a leaked document shows.

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.

NATO defence ministers approve new alliance commands

NATO defence ministers have approved plans to form two new alliance commands, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today in Brussels.

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