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.

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.

Defence giants team up to offer Type 26 Frigate to Canada

CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra, along with BAE and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to offer the Type 26 Frigate to Canada.

Brazil officially confirm intention to purchase HMS Ocean

We broke the news in March that Brazil was interested in helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, this has now been confirmed by the Brazilian government.

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.

Sweden re-activates conscription

The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1st 2018. The Swedish armed forces is planning for 4000 recruits annually in basic military training in 2018 and 2019. According to the Swedish government: "The security environment in Europe and in Sweden's vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn't provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of...

US Army exercise sees 45 drones defeated by energy weapons fired from fantastically named ‘laser buggy’

Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones 'fell out of the sky' during a US Army exercise after Raytheon's fantastically named advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them.

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'.

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