"Do not comply with flight safety": Germany abandoned the new American UAV


Germany is gradually slowing down its military cooperation with the United States. So, Berlin refused to purchase new US drones worth $ 2,5 billion.


We are talking about the rejection of the acquisition of reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) MQ-4C Triton, which is produced by the American corporation Northrop Grumman. Instead, the German government will acquire electronic reconnaissance aircraft based on the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft. But this aircraft is manufactured in Canada, and not in the United States, and the demonstrative abandonment of the American drone looks even more offensive.

The order of four drones became known in April 2018. Then, two years ago, the German military department was going to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the US Navy. And it seemed that a deal worth $ 2,5 billion was already a settled issue.

Well, the Germans didn’t have enough money to buy UAVs, but in Germany they announced the shortcomings of drones. According to the German military, American equipment does not comply with safety standards. It is about the airspace of the EU countries. This is not only Germany’s refusal, it’s also a direct hint for other European countries, since the safety standards in the EU are the same everywhere. And if Germany decided that an American company’s unmanned aerial vehicles are not suitable for flights in the EU’s airspace, then the air command of other West European states could theoretically come to the same decision, and this is a big loss for the American industry producing this brand of unmanned aerial vehicles aircraft.

Another complaint that arose among German officials was the too high cost of unmanned aerial vehicles. As for the electronic reconnaissance aircraft that are based on the airliner, they have no restrictions and obstacles for operation in the airspace of the European Union.

The refusal to purchase drones by some means of the media was immediately filed as some evidence of a breakdown in relations between Germany and the United States. Indeed, Trump and Merkel now have many contradictions, and rather strong disputes arise just in the military-political sphere. Germany refuses to increase defense spending, to pay for the maintenance of the US military contingent those amounts that are voiced by Washington. And indeed, the heirs of the great Otto von Bismarck, apparently, are tired of the American military presence. They themselves claim a leading military role in Europe, along with their closest neighbor - France.

But the situation with drones in this case, of course, is hardly worth considering as clear evidence of a breakdown in relations. Rather, the Germans found a really more technically and commercially attractive offer. But the American military industry didn’t do without some warning: here, they say, you will put a lot of pressure on us, we may stop buying your military equipment.

By the way, the American defense industry is not going through the best of times. Now, as never before, for example, the positions of the Russian defense industry have been strengthened. Moreover, Russian military equipment began to master the traditional spheres of influence of the American military industry - the same Turkey.

Interest in Russian anti-aircraft missile systems is also shown by such traditional US allies as Saudi Arabia and Morocco, Russian weapons became interested in Pakistan. Against this background, the United States’s refusal to acquire American drones also appears to be a sad phenomenon for the United States.
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  1. Sergey39 28 January 2020 14: 05 New
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    "Germany is gradually slowing the pace of military cooperation with the United States."
    It is time to speed up the process and move on to more modern military equipment. For example, purchase S-400 to destroy these American UAVs. Or the new MI-38T helicopters.
  2. Stalllker 28 January 2020 14: 05 New
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    What what, and amers drones are "beautiful"
    1. knn54 28 January 2020 16: 17 New
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      First, India, then Germany. Iran (or rather the IRGC) has done a good "advertisement".
      1. Stalllker 29 January 2020 17: 40 New
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        What did you mean?
      2. Stalllker 29 January 2020 17: 40 New
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        What did you mean?
  3. Amateur 28 January 2020 14: 10 New
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    The difference between the MQ-4C Triton and the Bombardier Global 6000 is one thing: the Germans will control the Vombardier and the Germans will also receive information. And who will control Triton and where the info will go - but who knows. Maybe the Germans, but the Americans - with a 100% guarantee. And to give a guarantee that on “one fine day” he “accidentally” does not fall on the roof of the Bundescan Chancellor or the Reichstag no one will give. hi
    1. max702 28 January 2020 15: 37 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      The difference between the MQ-4C Triton and the Bombardier Global 6000 is one thing: the Germans will control the Vombardier and the Germans will also receive information. And who will control Triton and where the info will go - but who knows.

      Why did you get this? Canada and the United States, like the whole Anglo-Saxon world, plus Israel, have long been one state-state .. The rest of the bourgeois countries are included in the same but on the rights of the most faithful vassals with the corresponding restrictions .. So whoever will steer Western technology I think it’s clear .. Like Mistral famously taxied ..
      1. Amateur 28 January 2020 15: 42 New
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        Why did you get this?

        Excuse me, but what exactly and where did I get it?
        1. max702 28 January 2020 15: 53 New
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          The fact that
          Quote: Amateur
          The Vombardiers will be controlled by the Germans and the Germans will also receive information.

          I'm talking about the fact that the United States steers all Western technology and especially such a specific ..
          1. Amateur 28 January 2020 15: 57 New
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            And who will control Triton and where the info will go - but who knows. Maybe the Germans, but the Americans - with a 100% guarantee.

            Especially for you, I copied part of my post to which you have not read.
            1. max702 30 January 2020 14: 34 New
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              Quote: Amateur
              Especially for you, I copied part of my post to which you have not read.

              And you about the fact that no matter who issued the UAV in any of the Western countries, it will still be managed and removed by the USA.
  4. rich 28 January 2020 14: 12 New
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    Indeed, Trump and Merkel now have many contradictions, and rather strong disputes arise just in the military-political sphere. Germany refuses to increase defense spending, to pay for the maintenance of the US military contingent those amounts that are voiced by Washington.

    Berlin refused to purchase $ 2,5 billion worth of new American drones. It was not without some warning to the American military-industrial complex: here, they say, you will put a lot of pressure on us, we can even stop buying your military equipment.

  5. Ivanitch I 28 January 2020 14: 16 New
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    2,5 lard for four drones ????
  6. Oleg83 28 January 2020 14: 25 New
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    Revenge of the Germans for the fact that the United States drove them with BMP, first with Puma, now Lynx 41 from Rheinmetall has been excluded from the tender
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    HAM 28 January 2020 14: 27 New
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    Ursula had a pretty good gesheft for the deal, it seems, but the new minister was offended .....
  8. Skay 28 January 2020 14: 33 New
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    This aircraft is manufactured in Canada, and not in the United States, and the demonstrative abandonment of the American drone looks even more offensive.

    But can Americans impose sanctions on Bombardier? ... what
    1. Oleg83 28 January 2020 14: 45 New
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      Quote: Skay
      This aircraft is manufactured in Canada, and not in the United States, and the demonstrative abandonment of the American drone looks even more offensive.

      But can Americans impose sanctions on Bombardier? ... what


      From Bombardier, and so on, almost nothing was left in the aircraft industry.
      Moreover, such US planes themselves use, but Afghanistan fell similar yesterday
  9. Oleg83 28 January 2020 14: 42 New
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    Instead, the German government will acquire electronic reconnaissance aircraft based on the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft. But this aircraft is manufactured in Canada, and not in the United States, and the demonstrative abandonment of the American drone looks even more offensive.


    The plane is Canadian, but Raytheon remakes it into an electronic reconnaissance aircraft

    By the way, the American defense industry is not going through the best of times. Now, as never before, for example, the positions of the Russian defense industry have been strengthened.


    The article is about one thing, and in the end, as always - in the West everything is bad, only setbacks and failures, and here everything is better than everyone, just breakouts and jerks
  10. rocket757 28 January 2020 14: 54 New
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    Germany is gradually slowing down its military cooperation with the United States. So, Berlin refused to purchase new US drones worth $ 2,5 billion.

    Okay, they refused one, they took from others. And how to do your own? No way?
  11. Kuroneko 28 January 2020 16: 21 New
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    Moreover, Russian military equipment began to master the traditional spheres of influence of the American military industry - the same Turkey.

    But it is losing India. And this market is not comparable in volume with the Turkish one (and I remind you that in the "holy 90s" only contracts with India did not allow UralVagonZavod to bend).
    So here it is far from resting on its laurels.