The Germany has cancelled contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon, as a fallout of the US NSA spying on Berlin.
Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s disclosures alleged Washington had conducted mass surveillance in Germany and had even eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
Berlin subsequently demanded talks with Washington on a "no-spy" deal, but these collapsed after the United States appeared unwilling to give the assurances Germany wanted.
Germany also launched an overhaul of its internal communications and secure government networks. This is one of the first actions involving a U.S. firm to result.
"The pressures on networks as well as the risks from highly developed viruses or Trojans are rising," Germany's Interior Ministry said in a statement to the Reuters on Thursday.
"Furthermore, the ties revealed between foreign intelligence agencies and firms in the wake of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) affair show that the German government needs a very high level of security for its critical networks.”
Verizon did not receive any demands from Washington in 2013 for data stored in other countries, the company said.
"The U.S. government cannot compel us to produce our customers' data stored in data centers outside the U.S., and if it attempts to do so, we would challenge that attempt in a court," it added.
Germanys defense ministry has temporarily halted new orders of its militarys standard assault rifle over accuracy errors, Bild am Sonntag daily reported on June 22. The G36 automatic rifle made by Heckler and Koch is said to become inaccurate after its barrel heated up in prolonged firefights
The German shipyards, Thyssenkrupp and Lurssen have selected the domestic company, MKU GmbH for its Baden Wurttemberg class frigate project which is being built for the German Navy estimated 650 million Euro. This is a unique project which features enhanced survivability - ensuring that the ships remain operational in spite of severe damage due to accident or enemy action
Germany is likely to cancel the sale of Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Saudi Arabia, because of opposition from the German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. "Without agreement from the economy minister, the deal has no chance," the goverment official was quoted as saying by Bild am Sonntag
The German defence ministry is planning to purchase 143 Eurofighter jets instead of the original 180, according to various media reports. The ministry of defense officials informed the parliament's defence committee about the decision Wednesday, according to the DPA
Considered to be the most advanced military force in Southeast Asia, Singapores defense market is set to be worth $13.4 Billion by 2018
Lockheed Martin has developed a cyber security solution that allows intelligence to be securely shared among personnel working at all security levels -- from highly classified intelligence sites to unclassified users in the field. This high assurance information solution, called Trusted Sentinel, allows data to be manually and/or automatically transferred between two or more differing security domains by using a single consolidated configuration of hardware and software
Airbus will deliver 15 military multi-role helicopter, the EC645 T2 (LUH SOF) to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) by 2015 year end. Airbus announced today that the helicopter has successfully completed its first flight
Germany will revive the $1.5 billion high-altitude reconnaissance drone Euro Hawk project, media reports said Saturday
Germany has approved deliveries of tanks, grenade launchers and machine guns to several Arab countries, according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The report yesterday stated that weapons are to be delivered to countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Algeria
Germany has suspended Eurofighter delivers after it was "established, in the context of quality controls that a manufacturing defect has caused a large number of small holes in the rear fuselage of aircraft". The reasons for this are inadequate finishing by the manufacturer BAE Systems, according to a statement issued by the German Ministry of Defense
Germany has agreed to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total $91 million to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against Islamic State (IS). The weapons will be delivered in three tranches to a secure region of Iraq that has not been affected by the civil war, according to the German Defense Ministry
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