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German parliament committee approves $1bn Israeli drone deal

The German military gained approval from the Bundestag’s budget committee for a deal worth $1bn covering the lease of Israeli-built Heron-TP surveillance drones. It consists of two separate contracts – one with Airbus, which will manage the drone program, and one with the Israeli government to cover training, infrastructure and logistics for the planes at bases in Israel. Whether or not the drones will be armed for offensive operations is still to be decided at a plenary session of the German parliament. The leasing program is intended as a temporary solution until a European drone is ready for use around 2025. Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, chief of staff of the German air force, said the deal would allow significantly better protection of German troops. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who visited Berlin this month, praised the German parliament for its decision and commended the security ties unfolding between Germany and Israel.

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6 thoughts on “German parliament committee approves $1bn Israeli drone deal

  • Jun 14, 2018 @ 15:01 at 15:01
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    Who is attacking Germany?????????????????
    Who is attacking the UK???????????????

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    • Jun 14, 2018 @ 15:15 at 15:15
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      In Russia we hope no one attacks Germany or even the more easily to grab Poland and the Baltic microscopic states.

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    • Jun 14, 2018 @ 20:33 at 20:33
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      From outside: Russia.
      From inside: The moslems.

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  • Jun 15, 2018 @ 6:32 at 6:32
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    Why would Russia attack Germany? They haven’t betrayed one another yet…. This is much too early. Bibi is a good salesman.

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    • Jun 15, 2018 @ 6:41 at 6:41
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      How about leaving Crimea and Donbas and sending the Gas through Ukraine again?

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  • Jun 15, 2018 @ 10:47 at 10:47
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    It is very simple!
    Germany has a very large Turkish population.
    When the Armenian Genocide will be officially recognized the Germans might turn to be subject of some sort of March of Killing Infidels.
    They are simply preparing their defense.

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