The German defense ministry’s plan to buy additional five K130 corvettes from Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) will have to wait until it gets a chance to appeal antitrust decision later this week.
Earlier this month, Naval Yards had lodged a complaint with the federal cartel office against the ministry for having given a contract without calling for bids. The cartel office upheld the complaint arguing for an open tender for the program.
The cartel office disagreed with the ministry’s argument that the deal was urgent and only the old consortium would be able to build the ships. The deal is estimated to cost €2 billion ($2.25 billion).
But the ministry has until the middle of next week to appeal the decision of the antitrust authority. “We are thoroughly reviewing the decisions of the federal public procurement chamber and will then make a decision on what action to take,” a ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying by Handelsblatt news daily last week.
The German Air Force has requested for classified data regarding Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet for evaluation of possible solutions to replace its aging Tornado multi-role combat aircraft. The application states that the German defense ministry would carry out an in-depth evaluation of market available solutions including the F-35, later this year
Germany is denying clearance to Rheinmetall for few defense trades with Turkey amid a row over campaign appearances by Turkish officials in pursuading support for a referendum that could boost President Tayyip Erdogan's powers. "The German government is currently denying clearance for some export contracts", Rheinmetall Chief Executive Armin Papperger told reporters on Thursday after the release of its full-year results
German government has rejected over 10 arms export contracts to NATO partner country Turkey on the basis of protecting human rights. According to German government figures, the federal government rejected eleven individual arms shipments starting November 2016, compared to only eight between 2010 and 2015, Deutsche Wellle German Radio reported Wednesday citing another German daily "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (SZ)
Germanys second F-125 frigate class ship Nordrhein-Westfalen has completed builders test. From 27 January to 4 February 2017, the new vessel demonstrated its navigation characteristics and naval engineering functions, Unified Armed Forces of Germany announced last week
Germany has plans to buy six Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport planes for around US$966 Million starting in 2019 under a joint operating agreement with France. Germany and France first began working on the deal in October and announced broad outlines of their plans in February at a meeting of the NATO alliance, part of a broader push to increase European defence cooperation,
Leonardo signed a contract with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Naval Gun systems that will equip the new K130 corvettes of the German Navy. The contract also includes training and spare parts supply
Germany's procurement authority, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support (BAAINBw), has commissioned to build another five new Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes for the countrys navy. Bundeswehr awarded the contract the ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel
German Navy has ordered additional five corvettes under a contract worth US$2.4 billion awarded to a consortium of shipbuilders led by Luerrsen Werft
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