Skip to comments.Germany government to outfit military with armed drones
Posted on 01/26/2013 1:59:39 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
The German government has said that it favors the purchase of armed drones to support Bundeswehr troops in missions abroad. Although the idea is controversial, a decision is expected in the next few months.
Strictly speaking the idea is not entirely new, but it turned up on Berlin's political agenda on Friday after Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right government responded to a question posed by the opposition Left party.
A spokesman for the defense ministry said that Germany's mission in Afghanistan had shown that it would "certainly make sense" to have armed drones at the military's disposal. And Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told reporters that the chancellor thought it "important that the Bundeswehr get the equipment that it needs to fulfill its mission."
Although the government has yet to make a final decision on the issue, this is expected to come sometime in the first half of 2013, according to the defense ministry.
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The 300 is gone, but the Fernspählehrkompanie 200 still exists.
So this German thing?
But, will they be putting female drones on the front lines?