SPIEGEL ONLINE - 11.12.2012
The "Boxer" armored personnel carrier could become a top-selling export item. But with interest in the fighting vehicle coming from questionable regimes, German lawmakers are beginning to demand a say in where Germany sells its weapons. By SPIEGEL Staff
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SPIEGEL ONLINE - 07.12.2012
The war in Libya is over, but life is still dangerous. The country is littered with unexploded ordinance from the 2011 rebellion that overthrew autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. Efforts to encourage militias to forfeit their weapons have made little progress. By Till Mayer more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 03.12.2012
Germany used to be extremely careful about where it exported its weapons. In recent years, however, Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown a preference for sending high-tech armaments abroad rather than German soldiers -- even if that means doing business with questionable regimes. By SPIEGEL Staff
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SPIEGEL ONLINE - 12.11.2012
German arms sales to Algeria have increased dramatically in the last two years, SPIEGEL has learned. Whereas weapons manufacturers in Germany sold less than 20 million euros worth of materiel to Algeria in 2010, sales have jumped to almost 400 million in the two years since. Not all are pleased by the development. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 05.09.2012
The Russian company that manufactures the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle has fallen on hard times. A halt in orders from the Russian military and a flood of cheaper knockoffs have driven it into bankruptcy. But the firm hopes to revive its fortunes with new models and a global branding campaign. By Christian Neef more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 03.09.2012
A report that Germany plans to sell two submarines to Egypt has triggered speculation about a deterioration in German relations with Israel. The German government stressed on Monday that it remained committed to Israel's security -- but officials declined to comment on the report. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 30.07.2012
Drawing lessons from Afghanistan and Libya, German Chancellor Merkel has been making quiet changes to Berlin's arms exports policy. Instead of intervening in conflicts, she wants to help arm certain countries to provide stability in crisis regions. But if history is any guide, the plan could backfire. By Ulrike Demmer, Ralf Neukirch and Holger Stark more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 18.07.2012
India is among the world's biggest buyers of weapons -- and the German defense industry wants in on the bonanza. Parliamentarians in Berlin, though, believe that companies are skirting export restrictions to do so -- and that Chancellor Merkel's government is simply looking the other way. By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 16.07.2012
The German government is planning to relax its tight restrictions on arms exports, according to plans drafted by the Economics Ministry, SPIEGEL has learned. The aim is to make it easier for companies to compete with European rivals. But amid a major debate about the country's role in the global weapons trade, the decision will likely garner heavy criticism. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 04.06.2012
Many have wondered for years about the exact capabilities of the submarines Germany exports to Israel. Now, experts in Germany and Israel have confirmed that nuclear-tipped missiles have been deployed on the vessels. And the German government has long known about it. By SPIEGEL
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