Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Loitering Munition

  • Loitering munition: Rheinmetall sells first kamikaze drones to NATO state

    Loitering munition: Rheinmetall sells first kamikaze drones to NATO state

    In the present wars, the military is increasingly using remote-controlled warheads. The German defence ministry calls such weapons „worrying“. But after similar plans a decade ago, the Bundeswehr is again considering to procure them. For the first time, the arms manufacturer Rheinmetall has won an order for its loitering munition. According to a press release […]

  • Unrestrained killer robots in Geneva

    Unrestrained killer robots in Geneva

    A UN convention on lethal autonomous weapons systems is not in sight For more than seven years, several dozen states have been discussing a possible ban on autonomous killer robots at the United Nations (UN). So far, the talks have not led to any concrete negotiations; above all, the major military powers – the USA, […]

  • Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Several defence ministries are participating in a project on „dual-use“ reconnaissance drones. Only the Spanish army reveals that they can also be armed for military use. EU member states want to develop drones with „autonomous behaviours“ that can be used for civilian and military purposes. These „dual-use“ aircraft are to weigh around 150 kilograms and […]

  • Takeover of German manufacturer: Rheinmetall re-enters the drone business

    Takeover of German manufacturer: Rheinmetall re-enters the drone business

    Equipping the German Army’s reconnaissance force with new LUNA drones seems to be secured, so a sale of the insolvent German manufacturer EMT to Israel is off the table. The Bundeswehr has also commissioned a study for kamikaze drones, such a system is also offered by Rheinmetall. Defence contractor Rheinmetall is taking over major parts […]