Why Germanium is an Electron Configuration for an Electronic Battleship
The battle over whether the new electronic warfare systems of Germany and Russia are worth buying is heating up.
Germanium is a silver-electron configuration used to power electronics on electronic battle vessels and is widely used in electronics that can transmit data and communications.
That makes it a valuable element for electronic battle systems because it is an efficient conductor of electricity.
In 2017, Germany unveiled a $1.4 billion deal with Russia to buy the silver metal for electronic warfare.
The two nations have been at loggerheads over whether Germany should purchase a specific element, which would allow Germany to use the element for more advanced electronic warfare platforms, or whether the German government should buy a larger quantity of the metal to provide the Russian government with more options for developing its electronic warfare capabilities.
The two nations first agreed on a specific quantity of silver-copper-based electronic warfare hardware in 2014, and in 2016, they also agreed on the quantities of copper and nickel-coated gold for each of the four elements.
But the two countries have been in dispute over the correct quantity of electronic warfare components for several years, and both sides have accused the other of overstating the number of elements needed to build a successful electronic warfare platform.
A new article in The Wall St. Journal suggests that Germany and the Russian governments may be close to a compromise.
The article reports that the two sides are likely to reach an agreement by mid-2019 that will allow Germany and Germany’s Federal Agency for Electromagnetic Weapons to purchase a large amount of the Germanium alloy for electronic weapons and other electronic defense systems.
Germania is the second most valuable element in electronic warfare, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
The amount of Germanium in electronic weapons systems in Germany alone is estimated to be between $10 billion and $20 billion, according the article.
The German government has also been selling its own versions of the elements that can be used in the new battle platforms to other countries.
A German defense official told the Wall St.: “We’re willing to work with any country to make a Germanium-based system for the UAVs that can deliver the necessary electrical and electronic weapons.”
The article suggests that the German Ministry of Defense is considering a purchase of up to 25 million metric tons of Germania for the electronic warfare battle platform, as opposed to the 25 million tons of the silver- and copper-based components that it has already sold.
Germanis currently one of the top two elements in the UHF spectrum, and the article suggests the new Germanium purchase will enable Germany to purchase components of the UFHF spectrum that are cheaper and less sensitive to electromagnetic radiation than the other elements.
The UHF, or UHF-Band, is the frequency band in which radio communications and other communications use a frequency that can penetrate deep into the atmosphere, and is used for communications that have to do with ships and aircraft.
This spectrum includes all communications, including communications between satellites and ground stations.
Germany has already invested in research into the development of its own electronic warfare system, the U-Band electronic warfare radio communications system, or R-band, which is used by other countries for electronic surveillance and other purposes.
The R-Band system was used to build the German electronic battle system and was designed by the German Defense Ministry to provide an electronic warfare capability that is compatible with the UBH spectrum.
The article also suggests that while Germanium can be made in large quantities, it is not likely to become the main component of a German electronic warfare defense system.
The U.K. and Canada both have similar quantities of the element, but both of those countries also use components of other elements in their systems.