A German court dismissed a legal challenge from U.S. weapons maker Reuters reported. Judge Heinz-Peter Dicks said the ruling was effective immediately and meant that can now procure drones as it had planned.to ’s plans to lease armed drones from ( ), clearing the way for the drone program to go ahead,
Early last year Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced the German military (Bundeswehr) would leasedrones for about 580 million euros ($652 million). The German favored the i proposal over other offers from and Switzerland’s RUAG, prompting protests by the two firms. took its fight to ’s anti-trust regulator and then to court. The higher court in Duesseldorf that dismissed the complaint on Wednesday was the final arbiter in the case.