Bundeswehr

Cyber warriors - hackers in Bundeswehr uniform

What exactly are German "cyber warriors" doing?
The German Center for Cyber Operations (ZCO) is located not far from Bonn, in the idyllic town of Rheinbach on the Rhine. There in the Tomburg barracks, the Bundeswehr is engaged in digital warfare. What is done in the ZCO is usually called hacking - a crime that can end with prison sentence.

The Unified Armed Forces of Germany Revealed a State Secret by Mistake

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), which is responsible for the Bundeswehr's equipment, has published a state secret for the purchase of heavy helicopters worth EUR 5.6 billion by mistake, Die Welt reported.

NATO will Build a New Command Center in Germany

NATO plans to build a new planning, logistics and command center that will be on German territory, DPA reported.

The initiative is from the German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. The new center will be located in the Cologne-Bonn region, North Rhine Westphalia.

The place is suitable because there is the headquarters of the Bundeswehr united forces.

Germany Reduces the Number of its Military Participating in NATO Exercises

German armed forces reduces the number of soldiers participating in NATO's trainings in eastern Europe this year. According to information from Germany, this is due to the long-term deployment of some 1,000 NATO troops in the Baltic countries and Poland. Only in Lithuania, Germany has 450 soldiers.

German Lawyer Accused Merkel of Misusing State Money

A German lawyer accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of misusing public funds in the election campaign, writes Spiegel.

According to the complaint, Merkel used Bundeswehr airplanes and helicopters for her campaign, instead of paying  EUR 18,000 or 30,000 per flight, according to the type of machine - she paid EUR 500 or the price of a flight ticket in the business class of Lufthansa. 

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