22 Mar '18, 3pm

These three German drones are worth watching

COLOGNE, Germany – With the number of German major weapon programs at a new high, three Bundeswehr drone projects are up for critical milestones in the coming months, the defense ministry told parliament in a new report. The government’s newest biannual snapshot of big-ticket investments follows a series of critical assessments about the state of some of the Bundeswehr’s equipment. Leaders have responded that the problems go back to chronic underfunding over the course of many years, a trend that they seek to reverse with an uptick in defense spending. In the field of unmanned aircraft, the new government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon have to determine the fate of the weapons-capable “German Heron TP.” The defense ministry wants to lease five of the Israel Aerospace Industries-made drones, with Airbus Defence and Space operating them out of Israel in support of...

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