Germany ‘may buy weaponised drones from Israel’

AFP – Germany is in talks with Israel to buy weaponised drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than US ones, the weekly Der Spiegel reported.

The news magazine’s Monday edition said the German defence ministry had already held two meetings with Israeli military officials, in November 2012 and February 2013, on the proposed purchase.

The chief of Germany’s air force, Lieutenant General Karl Muellner, was said to have recently gone to Israel to attend a presentation of Israel’s Heron TP drone, Der Spiegel said.

Berlin was believed to favour the Heron over the US-made Predator drones because it was seen as more cutting-edge, the magazine said.

Full article: Germany ‘may buy weaponised drones from Israel’ (France 24)

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