US News Order for assault rifle: Heckler & Koch is now awarded the contract
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The forty-something had explained that he simply wanted to protest against a new law banning assault rifles in Canada © Sean Kilpatrick / AP / SIPA Justin Trudeau JUSTICE - The forty-something had explained that he simply wanted to protest against a new law banning assault rifles in Canada A prosecutor in Ottawa ( Canada ) requested six years of on Tuesday prison against a man who had broken into, in possession of several firearms, in the domain where Justin Trudeau resides.
With reference to patent infringements, the Ministry of Defense has excluded the Thuringian weapons manufacturer C. G. Haenel from the procurement procedure for the new assault rifle of the German armed forces. The ministry announced on Tuesday in Berlin that the decision was made after evaluating all the documents submitted. “The company has already been informed of this. It is now intended to award the contract to the Heckler & Koch company, ”it said.
A patent law evaluation was carried out by an external patent law firm. “As a result, according to the experts, there is a patent infringement,” wrote the ministry.
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Haenel from Suhl had surprisingly prevailed in the bidding process for 120,000 weapons against the traditional Oberndorf supplier Heckler & Koch, who also supplies the current G 36 assault rifle. This should be discarded after a dispute about the accuracy after long series of shots or under the influence of heat. Haenel was awarded the contract on the grounds that the weapon was comparably good, but significantly cheaper. The company belongs to an Arab armaments company.
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The ministry is now citing references to patent infringements, as they were presented in reports at the end of last year. These concern the offered magazine of the Haenel weapon and special bores from which penetrated water can escape again ("over the beach"). Two reports are to be available in the Bundestag on both topics, assuming patent law violations. However, there is a third expert opinion in which doubts are formulated as to whether the wells are patentable at all.
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USA-TRUMP-CAPITOLE-ARRESTS: USA: More than 300 indictments after the Capitol Assault © Reuters / Tom Brenner USA: OVER 300 CHARGES AFTER L 'ASSAULT OF CAPITOL WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice has indicted more than 300 people who participated in the assault on Capitol Hill by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6, including at least 280 were arrested, a ministry official said on Friday.
Opposition criticism made itself felt at various points on Tuesday. The FDP defense politician Alexander Müller was relieved that a decision had now been made. “The Heckler & Koch 416 model is certainly a good choice for the troops,” he said. The lesson must be to always have the question of patent infringements on the radar screen for future procurements. Now there is a threat of years of conflict.
“Anyone who knows the content of the confidential patent reports will not be surprised by the decision of the Ministry of Defense. The fact that the former winner of the tender is now excluded from the process shows how error-prone the process of procuring a new assault rifle went ”, explained the Green defense politician Tobias Lindner. It seems that in the end the courts will decide which rifle the troops will receive.
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© RFI Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger. This is RFI information. The Mo Ibrahim Prize, supposed to reward leadership excellence in Africa each year, had not been awarded for four years. According to the committee which awards the prize, the Head of State of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, distinguished himself by his efforts to improve the economic development of his country, while working for regional stability.