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Olaf Scholz considers extension of Bundeswehr mission in Niger

On a visit to Niger, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz described the Bundeswehr's training mission in the country as a success. He also called for a follow-up project. Soldiers of Nigerien army welcome German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Tillia German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Bundeswehr soldiers stationed in Niger on Monday, the second day of his Africa trip.

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Olaf Scholz considers extension of Bundeswehr mission in Niger

Germany's Bundestag extends troop deployment in Mali

17h ago Germany's parliament decided how it will engage militarily with the West African country, which witnessed another coup last year. Germany's parliament, or Bundestag, voted Friday on its troop deployments in the West African country of Mali. Germany has had a military contingent in the country for the past nine years, assisting with security operations amid an ongoing jihadi insurgency.

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Germany's Bundestag extends troop deployment in Mali

Germany to send self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

21h ago Germany will start training Ukrainian soldiers on how to use the long-range artillery next week before it sends seven Panzerhaubitzen 2000 artillery systems to Ukraine. Germany will supply Ukraine with seven self-propelled armored howitzers, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced on Saturday. To the Point | 28.04.2022

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Germany to send self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

COVID: Can German soldiers defy vaccine requirements?

A top German court is debating the case of two army officers who have refused a mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The two have cited their right to "physical integrity" under German law. A Bundeswehr soldier emerges from a vaccination center in Stuttgart Germany's top administrative court in the eastern city of Leipzig on Monday began deliberations over the mandatory COVID vaccination of Bundeswehr personnel after two officers refused to accept the jab.

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COVID: Can German soldiers defy vaccine requirements?

Germany will deliver anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine

After weeks of mounting pressure, the German government will now supply heavy military equipment to Ukraine. DW takes a look at how Berlin's position has changed since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. In Germany, the self-propelled anti-aircraft gun "Gepard" was phased out of the Bundeswehr in the early 2010s

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Germany will deliver anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine

Germany's Scholz tries to dodge criticism over Ukraine heavy weapons deliveries

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said his government is providing money to arms manufacturers, but added that the Bundeswehr has nothing more to offer amid mounting criticism. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appeared to deflect criticism about his country's hesitance to deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine in a short speech in Berlin on Tuesday.

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Germany's Scholz tries to dodge criticism over Ukraine heavy weapons deliveries

Germany: Bundeswehr arms deliveries to Ukraine 'reached a limit'

4m ago Germany's defense minister says there's hardly any possibility left to supply Ukraine with weapons from the German military arsenal, and further deliveries would have to be made through the arms industry. German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has said that she sees hardly any possibilities left to supply Ukraine with weapons and equipment directly from the German military stockpiles.

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Germany: Bundeswehr arms deliveries to Ukraine 'reached a limit'

Germany charges ex-army reservist with spying for Russia

| 34m ago Federal prosecutors have charged a former Bundeswehr reserve officer with passing on information to Russian intelligence agents, including documents related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany. Germany's federal prosecutor's office has charged a former military reservist on suspicion of spying for Russian intelligence.

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Germany charges ex-army reservist with spying for Russia

Germany seeks cover: Making moves to increase security

DW News | | Faced with Russian hostilities, Germany reconsidering its security infrastructure. After a historic windfall for the Bundeswehr, Berlin is also mulling the purchase of a sophisticated anti-missile system from Israel.

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Germany seeks cover: Making moves to increase security

The German army has far bigger problems than funding

More money alone isn’t enough to turn the army into a credible fighting force In a historic speech to the German parliament last month, the chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a €100 billion investment fund for the German army and a permanent increase in defence spending to above 2 per cent of GDP.

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The German army has far bigger problems than funding

German military: Big budget, little efficiency

The German military has just been given a massive defense budget boost — but it is dogged by allegations of inefficiency. The parliamentary Bundeswehr commissioner's report was not comforting. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's announcement in late February that his government was about to give the defense budget a massive boost had commentators reaching into history to explain its significance.

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German military: Big budget, little efficiency

F-35: Why Germany is opting for the US-made stealth fighter jet

| Germany wants to upgrade its military with the world's most modern fighter jet. The order is worth billions. But is it a good fit? The F-35 Lightning II is considered the most modern fighter jet in the world. The jet, made by US manufacturer Lockheed Martin, is considered more than just a fighter aircraft.

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F-35: Why Germany is opting for the US-made stealth fighter jet

Where is Germany's military budget going?

The German military has just been given a massive defense budget boost —but it is dogged by allegations of inefficiency. The parliamentary Bundeswehr commissioner's report was not comforting. The Bundeswehr has long lacked even basic gear for the troops German ChancellorOlaf Scholz's announcement in late February that his government was about to give the defense budget a massive boost had commentators reaching for the history books to explain just how significant his decision was.

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Where is Germany's military budget going?

Lithuania: In state of emergency

Lithuania is reinforcing its troops along the border with the highly armed Russian exclave Kaliningrad and Belarus. Lithuania is a NATO member and is also receiving Germany's support. The Bundeswehr has increased its contingent in the country.

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Lithuania: In state of emergency