Norway opts for Leopard 2 A7

The Norwegian government announced that it is procuring 54 Leopard 2 A7 for the Norwegian armed forces. The German Leopard thus prevailed against competition from South Korea, among others. First of these new battle tanks are to be delivered to Norway as early as 2026. „The new tanks will increase combat power of our armed…

Ajax successfully completes its trials

Britain’s new Ajax armoured vehicle is back on track. „We have turned a corner,“ UK’s Minister of State for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence, Alex Chalk, told the Commons Defence Committee. „A great deal of work has taken place and it has successfully completed its trials.“ As recently as the end of December,…

Teaser Berlin Security Conference

Berlin Security Conference (BSC) 2022 was a big success. The Conference was particularly focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, both with regard to the main programme and the panel discussions. But the lines of action in NATO’s new Strategic Concept and relations with the EU’s Strategic Compass were also key points in our talks and…

German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar

Hensoldt has agreed to cooperate with the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR with the aim of transforming the technology demonstrator GESTRA (German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar) into a series-production ready, operationally deployable system called Custodian. „Based on the GESTRA technology, a global network of ground-based radar systems can…

The problem of ammunition

The symposium „Prospects for Defence Industry“ of the German Society for Defence Technology (DWT) ended yesterday. During these two days speakers provided well-founded insights into the current material and procurement situation of Bundeswehr. „The problem of ammunition is most urgent,“ said Hubert Blahnik, Deputy Head of Equipment Department, German Ministry of Defence. At the same…

Stoltenberg on German contribution

In a visit to Berlin this Tuesday NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Defence Minister Boris Pistorius for Germany’s significant contributions to NATO and strong support to Ukraine. Stoltenberg praised Germany’s considerable contributions to NATO deterrence and defence at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused the greatest challenges for our security in…

14 German Leopard for Ukraine

Today, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany will supply Leopard 2 main battle tanks to the Ukrainian armed forces. He said this was the result of intensive consultations between Germany and its closest European and international partners. „This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability,“ said Chancellor…

Third Wave Artificial Intelligence

Technology is ready for „Third Wave Artificial Intelligence“, specialists say. After First Wave, where humans programmed the what-if-algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) simply used these, and Second Wave, where humans fed AI with data and it found statistical correlations by itself, Third Wave aims to develop an AI that is not restricted to one specific…

Contract on the new Bundeswehr assault rifle

Bundeswehr is – finally, after a long procurement process – getting a new standard assault rifle. Yesterday, representatives of the management of manufacturer Heckler & Koch and project managers of BAAINBw met at the German procurement agency BAAINBw in Koblenz to finalise last contractual details. From 2026, Bundeswehr will receive G95A1 assault rifle as a…