Germany has rapidly stepped up its arms trade with Algeria since the Arab Spring swept across the region in late 2010/2011, a report by Der Spiegel on November 12 revealed. In 2010, Germany sold under €20 million worth of military equipment to Algeria. In 2011 and 2012, Germany has sold €400 million worth, and it’s underwritten a €2.13 billion sale of two warships.
Now, according to Spiegel, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall plans to build 1,200 Fuch armored personnel carriers in Algeria over the next 10 years. All of these vehicles are for the Algerian military.