Germany: Britain’s Trusted Arms Supplier
Rheinmetall, one of Germany’s largest military equipment manufacturers, as well as other German military manufacturing companies, recently signed several significant arms deals with Britain.
The United Kingdom’s Defense Ministry announced on June 7 its plans to buy more Boxer armored vehicles. This is in addition to an order made in November 2019 worth around $3 billion.
Armin Papperger, ceo of Rheinmetall AG, said: “We are proud to now be taking responsibility for one of the UK’s most significant army armament programs at this cradle of British combat vehicle manufacturing.” Rheinmetall had a turnover of $7.4 billion in 2019; so, the British orders are a big deal for the company.
The UK also ordered spear mini-cruise missiles worth $76.5 million from German arms manufacturer mbda, ceo Éric Béranger announced on January 6. mbda is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5 percent), bae Systems (37.5 percent) and Leonardo (25 percent).
In late February, Rheinmetall sold unmanned Mission Master vehicles to Britain. This military vehicle comes in five different versions: cargo, surveillance, armed reconnaissance, fire support, rescue and communication relay. All five versions are guided by artificial intelligence using Rheinmetall’s sophisticated path technology, in connection with Rheinmetall’s Argus soldier system and Rheinmetall Command and Control software. These systems can be installed in all the customer’s existing command and control systems. The entire so-called “wolf pack” can be controlled by a single operator regardless of location via an lte network, satcom or Military Cloud.
“Boasting a whole host of innovative features, the Mission Master’s nerve center is the Rheinmetall path autonomy kit,” Rheinmetall wrote on May 19. “It comprises a suite of advanced sensors and perception algorithms that assure rich situational awareness, enabling the vehicle to find the safest route through the surrounding environment. Featuring a built-in security circuit board, a tablet computer running Rheinmetall command and control software lets the operator steer the platform and control the weapon station in a safe wireless way.”
A nation with superior technology has a military advantage over other nations. During World War ii, the British were able to outmaneuver the Germans by breaking the German radio code.
Britain is allowing Germany to install state-of-the-art military software into the heart of its military command center. This effectively gives Rheinmetall full access to all of Britain’s military commands. No computer system is secure if you give your historical enemy open-door access to it.
Through the installation of German command software, Germany could easily plant a “Trojan horse” right into the heart of Britain’s military command. A hidden Trojan virus in the British military command could be used to shut down any military response in the event of a foreign attack.
This exact scenario is prophesied to happen to Britain and the United States in this end time. “They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle …” (Ezekiel 7:14). This prophecy is about the descendants of ancient Israel, primarily America and Britain today (for proof, please request a free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy). The military is expected to mobilize, and yet nobody goes to battle. Will a premeditated cyberattack shut down U.S. and British military command systems?
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has warned for decades that the United States and Britain are terribly vulnerable to cyberattacks. In “America’s Achilles Heel—and Germany,” he wrote: “German computer hackers might be inspired by Britain’s radio code-breaking in World War ii. Today they could be working to break America’s military computer codes. Then they could know war plans and even stop them by wrecking the U.S.’s computer-run military! … Criminal computer hackers are making tremendous progress. But the greatest danger is not in corporate America and Britain. It is in the military.”
After World War ii, Rheinmetall sent three representatives to a secret meeting about restoring the Nazis to power. This information was declassified in 1996 by the U.S. The intelligence document stated that the elite industries in Germany were to “prepare themselves to finance the Nazi Party, which would go underground,” preparing for a third round. (Please request our free booklet Germany’s Conquest of the Balkans for more information.) However, this fact doesn’t appear to deter Britain from considering Germany one of its closest friends.
“Winston Churchill said Germany had a history of surprise attacks against enemies and nations who thought they were friends with Germany,” Mr. Flurry wrote. Britain is running into a trap. It doesn’t realize the nation it views as an ally will soon overtake it.
“When you consider Germany’s past and its present ambition, beware,” Mr. Flurry warned. “Germany’s bullying tactics in Europe have already alarmed many experts. And I personally wonder what kind of progress their computer hackers have made.”
Britain is purchasing its latest technology from the very nation that will use it to destroy Britain. Late newscaster Herbert W. Armstrong pointed to God’s warnings to Israel in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28. In these passages God warned that if the nations of Israel turned away from obeying Him, then the material blessings—including economic and military dominance—once bestowed on them would be taken away. Their strength would be spent in vain, and other militaries would overtake them. The modern nations of Israel are like sheep among ravenous beasts in this world.
Britain is opening the doors to its fiercest enemies, letting the Trojan horse right into its midst. As the Prophet Hosea warned, Britain “is like a silly dove without heart” (Hosea 7:11).
For more information on Britain’s identity in Bible prophecy, request our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.