For the first time.. Germany decides to buy armed drones

A parliamentary source told AFP that the committee had approved the purchase of 140 . Israeli drone Made of model "Heron TB".

The Ministry of Defense plans to use 60 of them for training and 80 more "For operational use"According to the project approved by the committee.

The total value of the deal is 152.6 million euros, and the equipment is expected to be delivered within two years.

وستستخدم Drones Especially armed "To contribute to the protection of military personnel working abroad"According to the document prepared by the Ministry of Defense.

And in 2018, Germany decided to buy UAVs "Heron TB"However, the Social Democratic Party led by Olaf Scholz, who was at the time a member of the ruling coalition, opposed the matter, causing the project to be thwarted.

But after years of underinvestment in the military, Germany witnessed a historic turning point at the end of February due to The war in Ukraine Which was a wake-up call.

The Ministry of Defense welcomed Parliament’s approval on Wednesday, saying "Russia’s attack on Ukraine has radically changed the situation in terms of security policy in Europe and increased the urgency of providing the German army with full equipment".

The ministry added in a statement that "This includes the ability to fend off military attacks and provide the best protection for military and partners".

After the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine, he decided Chancellor Schulz Allocating 100 billion euros to modernizing the army, spending at least 2 percent of GDP each year on defense.

Germany is especially studying the acquisition of an Israeli air defense system "Iron Dome".

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A parliamentary source told AFP that the committee had approved the purchase of 140 . Israeli drone Made of Heron TP.

The Ministry of Defense plans to use 60 of them for training and 80 for “operational use,” according to the project approved by the committee.

The total value of the deal is 152.6 million euros, and the equipment is expected to be delivered within two years.

وستستخدم Drones The armed forces, in particular, “to contribute to the protection of military personnel working abroad,” according to the document prepared by the Ministry of Defense.

And in 2018, Germany decided to buy UAVs.Heron TBBut the Social Democratic Party led by Olaf Scholz, who was at that time a member of the ruling coalition, opposed the matter, causing the project to be thwarted.

But after years of underinvestment in the military, Germany witnessed a historic turning point at the end of February due to The war in Ukraine Which was a wake-up call.

The Defense Ministry welcomed the parliament’s approval on Wednesday, saying, “Russia’s attack on Ukraine has fundamentally changed the situation regarding security policy in Europe and increased the urgency of providing the German army with full equipment.”

“This includes the ability to repel military attacks and provide the best protection for military personnel and partners,” the ministry added in a statement.

After the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine, he decided Chancellor Schulz Allocating 100 billion euros to modernizing the army, spending at least 2 percent of GDP each year on defense.

Germany is studying, in particular, the acquisition of an Israeli air defense system.Iron Dome“.

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