German government approves arms exports to Gulf countries

The German federal government has approved further arms exports to the Gulf States and other countries in the Middle East. Deliveries go to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, among others.

Among other things, the green light was given for the delivery of four artillery tracking systems to Saudi Arabia, according to a letter from Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier to the Bundestag’s Economic Committee on Wednesday. First, the editorial network Germany reported about it.

The vehicle-mounted radars can pinpoint the exact source of enemy fire, allowing for precise counterattacks. It also approved the export of 170 Meteor air-to-air missile warheads and engines to Qatar .

According to the letter, Egypt is to receive seven air defense systems from the manufacturer Diehl, which are armed with the Iris-T SLM missile. 385 Dynamit Nobel man-portable anti-tank weapons go to Jordan. Prices for these deliveries are not mentioned in the paper.

In the coalition agreement, the Union and the SPD had ruled out arms deliveries to states that, like Saudi Arabia, are involved in the Yemen war. Excluded are exports that have already been approved and can be proven to remain in the recipient country.

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