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Mortar Systems Conference 2019 – Trends und Entwicklungen der Mörserwaffe

Internationale Vorträge von Mörserprogrammverantwortlichen in den Streitkräften und Vertretern der Industrie ermöglichen Einblicke in die derzeitigen Entwicklungen und Diskussionen rund um das Waffensystem Mörser. Die jährliche Mortar Systems Conference fand auch in diesem Jahr am 19. und 20. März, parallel mit einer Artillerie- und einer Simulationskonferenz, im englischen Bristol statt. Ziel der Veranstaltung war es, […]

Mission Clemenceau - France European message to the world

The 3200-strong TF 473 to the "Charles de Gaulle" has left last Tuesday, March 5 Toulon. In his luggage, the French aircraft carrier 20 "Rafale Marine," two "Hawkeye" -Luftüberwachungsflugzeugen and three helicopters (a "Caiman Marine" and two "Dauphin Pedro"). After his 18-month maintenance phase, the carrier occurs as part of the "Mission Clemenceau" his eleventh major [...]

Bronco 3 cold tested

ST Engineering Land Systems is finalizing the development of the Bronco 3 and had at the end of a multi-week test campaign prospects from Europe, America and Asia as well as international journalists to Ivalo / Finland - 300 km north of the Arctic Circle - to present and performance demonstration of the vehicle in arctic conditions invited. The Bronco 3 can, thanks to a particularly low [...]

Protected military truck - European programs

Trucks are for military operations is crucial and must be constantly adapted to the current battlefield conditions. Logistics has always been the backbone of military operations. Normally, the armed forces involved in the operations are geographically removed from their home bases. Logistics is still essential to provide them with weapons and equipment, but also with food [...]

Autonomous mine countermeasure systems

The threat of mines remains latent. This is true, although larger losses due mines already date back several years. As the "weapon of the poor" as compared with other cost weapons systems, they are in the arsenals or reservoirs of many nations and organizations. They are to spend relatively easily and without great technical and personnel requirements. For terrorist attacks [...]

The United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum, and the common security and defense policy in Europe

"United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum could jeopardize 100,000 jobs in Germany," was one of the headlines of the daily press in recent months. While the economic consequences of a possible withdrawal of Britain from the EU are widely discussed, the consequences for security in Europe are hardly noticed. In contrast, time and again - most recently in connection with the termination of the INF Treaty - [...]

Captor-E - AESA radar for Euro Fighter production

Even before the consortium countries the end of 2020 will receive an exporting country - Kuwait - the first Euro Fighter with AESA radar technology. That an essential condition of the purchase agreement is met with that nation. Already with the ordering and delivery of the first Euro Fighter was clear that for reasons of cost, as in many other areas of this weapon system, even when the main sensor, [...]

Security Conference 2019 - eloquent speechlessness

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, returned to the beginnings of this event. The first of these conferences convened under the name Wehrkundetagung 1,963th She was then lifted out of the baptism of the publisher Ewald von Kleist and US Senator Edward Teller. The two friendly men met again at carnival time in Munich. Plate […]

United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum - or the three question marks

At the opening of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger put a strong signal: He joined the EU hooded sweatshirt on stage - but lacked the Europe Signet 12th star. Thus, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference referred to the core theme of the first day: the United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum. However, the statements and discussions brought little answers to urgent questions that [...]

Farewell to multilateralism - The uncomfortable looking for Germany's role in the world

Actually it is about a matter of course: cooperative and mutually profitable action at the intergovernmental level. But the Munich Security Conference in 2019 showed that this alleged matter of course no longer exists - and must be laboriously fought for them. National interest allegations, great power rivalries, geostrategy and rapid technological developments are leading to growing security risks. With the termination of the INF treaty by the US [...]

End of an era? - The termination of the INF Treaty and the future of arms control

One of the pieces of the international order, which was considered at this year's Munich Security Conference with particular concern was the arms control policy. Specific reason for this was the termination of the INF Treaty. The impending collapse of this central support pillar of European security architecture and arms control themed a number of key speakers at this year's conference. Detail the consequences were discussed [...]

Two American guest in Munich

That the anti-European rhetoric of US President Donald Trump of politicians in Europe is viewed with great incomprehension and disapproval, has spread to Washington. So it was a clear statement of the Euro-Atlantic cooperation that the delegation of the US Congress to the Munich Security Conference was as big as ever. This is therefore particularly noteworthy [...]

Momentum Hope - Greece and Northern Macedonia, for example, successful diplomacy for the region

The Western Balkan countries are becoming increasingly foreign and security policy relevance. Two discussions of the main program of this year's Munich Security Conference were then dedicated to the Greco-Macedonian and the Serbian-Kosovo relations. In his welcoming speech raised Wolfgang Ischinger, the two Prime Ministers of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and Nordmazedoniens, Zoran Zaev, as examples of successful diplomacy out: "We celebrate ... the achievement of [...]

Middle East - The list of conflicts is long, short of the solutions

The Middle East region is for decades the focus of the Munich Security Conference. The list of conflicts remains constant in length. The tensions between the actors are deep and stuck. have dedicated themselves to many speakers on the first two days of the conference of the region, the third day was reserved exclusively for the Middle East. In the center stood [...]

"Find a way to the security interests and humanitarian considerations brings together" - Interview with the Head of Department policy in the Federal Ministry of Defense, Dr. Géza Andreas von Geyr

Interview with the Head of Policy in the German Ministry of Defense, Dr. Géza Andreas von Geyr ES & T: Lord of Geyr, the Munich Security Conference has yet drawn a very rigid view of international security policy, with harsh statements and little room for maneuver. Currently operates security policy nothing? From Geyr: Well, I agree with you: There were a number of submissions in [...]

New power ambitions in the Indo-Pacific

France and Britain are planning to expand their influence in the Indo-Pacific. But the resilience of their strategic concepts is questionable. For Germany, they pose two problems. French aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" is currently being prepared final to break in spring in the Indo-Pacific. The UK plans to send its new carrier "Queen Elizabeth" maiden voyage in 2021 to Asia. Paris and London want [...]

Elysée Treaty 2 - Aachen contract

The new agreement "about the Franco-German cooperation and integration", which was signed on 22 January in the Coronation Hall of Aachen Town Hall inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron - where 1,200 years ago the palace of Charlemagne was - would have deserved a better start. On Day 56 years after [...]

The use of the Air Force under Counter Daesh

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, the EU Member State enshrined in Art. 42 of the Treaty on European Union solidarity clause has invoked with France for the first time. Against this background, the UN Security Council Resolution 2249 called with all Member States to the under the control of the so-called Islamic State [...]

China on the road to world power - challenge the US global power

China's global economic and military rise is progressing apace. The country with over 1.3 billion people (nearly one-fifth of mankind) has reached the ascent to the second largest economy after the US (320 million inhabitants). According to all forecasts, it will overtake the US by 2032 as the strongest economy in the world. Militarily, China is the second largest [...]

Looking to America - March 2019

Biolektronische Regeneration: The Pentagon research agency DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) aims to develop bioelectronic implants that seriously wounded soldiers should have increased chances of recovery. The designed four-year research program is called RE (Bio-Electronics for tissue regeneration). "Wounds form a lively environment being transitioned quickly and frequently while cells and tissues communicate with each other [...]

Strategic raw materials Europe - Raw material provisioning and security needs of the revaluation

The defense technology and defense industry in Europe is, like most other areas of the manufacturing and processing industry, dependent on a secured and envisaged long-term supply of mineral and metal commodities. Not only the supply of energy resources - oil and gas - raises questions about its availability, as most critical classified commodities - here particularly metal raw materials - [...]

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