Germany approves several export deals
The German Federal Security Council has given its approval to a number of significant foreign sales by German defence companies, according to news agency DPA.
In addition, Rheinmetall will supply ammunition and detonators to Qatar as part of a €179 million ($195.48 million) deal and Rheinland Air Service will deliver a torpedo-carrying aircraft to Pakistan.
Finally, the Philippines Armed Forces is set to receive 72 missiles from Diehl.
The decision by the Council to approve this batch of arms sales has attracted domestic criticism from left-wing legislators, who described the government’s export policy as ‘unscrupulous’.
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