US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

On July 12, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 50 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) surface-to-air missiles to Germany. The PAC-3 MSE can…

Germany Approves Sale of RAM to Qatar

Germany Approves Sale of RAM to Qatar

On January 23, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier approved the export of four Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs), infrared seekers, and 85 dual-mode radar to Qatar in a letter to German…

US Army Activates SHORAD Battalion in Germany

US Army Activates SHORAD Battalion in Germany

On November 28, the U.S. Army in Europe activated the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Germany. The 5th Battalion was deactivated following the end of the Cold…

US Approves Patriot PAC-3 MSE for German Missile Defense

US Approves Patriot PAC-3 MSE for German Missile Defense

On November 2, U.S. Air Force Colonel Mike Andrews confirmed U.S. approval of Patriot PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) integration into Germany’s air and missile defense system, TLVS. The PAC-3…

German Frigate Damaged in SM-2 Failure

German Frigate Damaged in SM-2 Failure

On June 21, Germany’s FGS Sachsen (F219) sustained damage to its bridge when the frigate launched a Standard Missile (SM-2) that remained inside its Mark 41 vertical launching system (VLS)…

Germany Seeks Japanese Tech for Meteor Missile

Germany Seeks Japanese Tech for Meteor Missile

On July 17, Japan and Germany signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of new defense technologies. German media outlet Deutsche Welle reports that Germany wishes to integrate Japan’s…