All hail the God of Frustration!!!
- Apr 15, 2006
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Grey Havoc said:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/06/germany-debates-return-national-service-amid-serious-military/
A replacement for the foolishly retired Gepard SPAAGs is also urgently needed. Arguably, the Bundeswehr also needs something along the lines of the old Liberty system."
I would think the German's would be more than capable of developing and fielding something along the lines of the 2k22 Tunguska, rather than the seemingly heavier "Liberty system" - a combination of a modernised/evolusionised Roland SAM and 35mm Oerlikon KDA cannons
cannons (and I emphasise without the fashionable improvised FIM-92 Stinger!!!)
Hmm, but what chassis to base such a system on??
The US has threatened to withdraw thousands of troops stationed in Germany amid a dispute with Angela Merkel’s government over defence spending.www.telegraph.co.uk
After almost six decades with Heckler & Koch, the German Bundeswehr appears to have selected a new supplier for its assault rifle. As things stand today, it seems that Germany's next service rifle will be the C.G. Haenel MK556.www.thefirearmblog.com
Following yesterday's surprising announcement that the C.G. Haenel MK556 had won the German Army tender to replace the Heckler & Koch G36, the news has now been officially announced.www.thefirearmblog.com
Officials with the Ministry of Defence have been brooding over what to do with the TLVS program, an envisioned next-generation missile defense weapon originally designed to replace the country’s Patriot fleet.www.defensenews.com
The U.S. government has cleared the sale of five P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to Germany, but Berlin is nowhere near ready to make a decision on the $1.8 billion purchase.www.defensenews.com
Similar considerations are now at play with the Orion replacement. A separate German-French cooperative program, the Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS), is expected to produce a new aircraft by 2035. The program is still in its infancy, though, and the German navy needs new planes by 2025.