Norbert Neumann is the senior defence writer for Global Defence Technology and its sister websites. He joined after acquiring a degree in journalism and spending a short period with Times Radio's news team.
Some of the most modern defence equipment relies on parts made of rare earth elements. The majority of the planet’s reserves, however, is found in China, making the US and other nations heavily dependent on imports. Norbert Neumann looks at the importance of rare earths and ways the US is trying to weaken reliance on Chinese imports.
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany unveiled a historic change in its defence budget. Norbert Neumann explores the equipment the German Army may receive and the potential implication of the move for the country and Europe.