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Andrea Shalal

NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats

Nov 14 2018

BERLIN NATO is developing new hi-tech tools, such as the ability to 3D-print parts for weapons and deliver them by drone, as it scrambles to retain a competitive edge over Russia, China and other would-be battlefield adversaries.

Pentagon official: 'No fundamental concern' over defense consolidation

Nov 13 2018

BERLIN The U.S. government is still reviewing a merger of Harris Corp and L3 Technologies, a top Pentagon official said on Tuesday, adding that she had no fundamental concerns about further consolidation in the U.S. defense sector.

Still a 'lot of work to do' for VW after diesel scandal - U.S. compliance auditor

Nov 13 2018

BERLIN Volkswagen and an independent monitoring team still have "a lot of work to do" before the company's compliance procedures can be certified after a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal, Larry Thompson, an independent compliance auditor, said on Thursday.

German parliament approves procurement of new heavy-lift helicopter

Nov 09 2018

BERLIN The German parliament on Friday approved a big spending boost of 5.7 billion euros (£4.9 billion) for major weapons programmes in coming years, including plans to buy a new U.S.-built heavy-lift helicopter that had run into trouble.

German parliament approves procurement of new heavy-lift helicopter

Nov 09 2018

BERLIN, Nov 9 The German parliament on Friday approved a big spending boost of 5.7 billion euros ($6.47 billion) for major weapons programmes in coming years, including plans to buy a new U.S.-built heavy-lift helicopter that had run into trouble.

German conservatives pitch for women's vote in Merkel succession

Nov 09 2018

BERLIN The two frontrunners to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as Christian Democrat (CDU) leader pitched for the support of women in the party on Friday after polling showed that views of Germany's first female chancellor differed markedly by gender.

Self-driving car industry needs standards and security: executives

Nov 07 2018

BERLIN Automakers need standards for key equipment, a wide-reaching 5G broadband network and strong partnerships to make self-driving cars and electric vehicles a success, top European car industry executives said on Wednesday.

Military gets a boost in revised German spending plan

Nov 05 2018

BERLIN The German military has received a hefty boost in a revised budget plan from 2020 after Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen refused to sign off the previous draft.

U.S. approves key step toward German missile defense deal

Nov 02 2018

BERLIN The U.S. government has approved integration of the U.S. Patriot PAC-3 MSE missile into a next-generation German missile defense system, a spokesman said on Friday, a key step toward completion of a long-delayed multibillion-dollar arms sale.

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