An internal memo shows Germany's defence ministry was aware of problems long before it axed the costly Euro Hawk drone project last week, and that it tried to conceal them in its reports to the Federal Audit Office.
After Germany nixed the disastrous Euro Hawk program, the US has approved the sale of a replacement system. The four drones will allow Germany to survey vast swathes of land from the sky.
Every military specialist agrees that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, are the future of warfare - but what are the major types of drone and who makes them? DW explains.
The German army wants to lease Israeli-made armed drones. The move would make the Bundeswehr the 12th country in the world to have weaponized drone capabilities.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has gone on the offensive after another Bundeswehr scandal. She may have broken a taboo, but it had to be done, says DW’s Marcel Fürstenau.
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