German defence minister calls for armed drones

July 2, 2014 3:03 PM

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German defence minister calls for armed drones

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday came out in favour of equipping the German military with armed drones. The debate over the controversial weapons has divided the ruling coalition government.

On Wednesday in the parliament, von der Leyen told the Süddeutsche Zeitung: “I am convinced that we should develop a European armed drone. We’re looking for partners for the project which will take at least a decade.

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