A political bone of contention: the SPD signaled approval for armed drones

SPD-defense politicians have established criteria for use of armed drones by the German armed forces. "We are open in the question of the arming of drones. But

A political bone of contention: the SPD signaled approval for armed drones

SPD-defense politicians have established criteria for use of armed drones by the German armed forces. "We are open in the question of the arming of drones. But only if stringent conditions are met, we support the decision," said the group Vice-Chairman Gabriela Heinrich, the Berlin "Tagesspiegel" (Monday).

according to her, the operational headquarters is to be controlled drone, of the struggle of peoples for legal reasons in the use of land. The Ministry of defence to make preparations to keep the mental load on the operating teams is low. And it's supposed to guarantee "maximum transparency towards Parliament and the Public".

The question of the arming of drones has for years been politically controversial. Inspector General Eberhard Zorn has advertised recently for it. In Afghanistan and Mali, three enlightenment are used in drones. A change to a more modern, weapons-capable model is provided from 2021 onwards. In the coalition agreement of the CDU and the SPD, it is provided that a parliamentary decision can only be made after "extensive international legal, constitutional and ethical assessment".

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 17:20

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