In Lower Saxony, Germany, a Bundeswehr helicopter crashes, killing one of the pilots.
Germany announces the withdrawal of its "Bundeswehr" personnel in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali until the end of 2023.
Germany and French rail transport manufacturer Alstom inaugurate the world's first fleet of hydrogen fuel-powered trains in Lower Saxony. The 14 hydrogen trains will replace a fleet of diesel locomotives on 100 km of track in the German state.
Six federal states of Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein) see their all-time high records beaten, with the highest temperature, 40.3 C, set at Bad Mergentheim.
Germany announces the delivery of 50 ex-Bundeswehr Gepard anti-air tanks to Ukraine, the first heavy weaponry supplied by Germany since the start of the invasion.
German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announces that Germany has completed the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, thereby ending its involvement in the war.
The Bundestag approves a new mandate to let Germany continue to station up to 1,300 Bundeswehr soldiers in Afghanistan until January 31, 2022.
Germany announces a partial withdrawal of the Bundeswehr troops positioned in Iraq, citing security concerns.
The world's first commercial hydrogen-powered passenger train enters service in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Alstom developed train uses a hydrogen fuel cell which emits no carbon dioxide.
In an act of solidarity with France following the Paris massacre, Germany's parliament (the Bundestag) approves measures to move past the military's primary defensive role, to send six of its 29 operational, yet aged, Tornado reconnaissance aircraft, and as many as 1,200 soldiers to support the coalition missions against Islamic State militants in Syria. The airplanes will be limited to support activities; they will not fly combat missions.
Germany offers compensation of €3,800 to each family of 91 of the 142 people it killed and 11 it injured in an air strike near Kunduz, an incident which provoked outrage and led to political and military resignations. The Bundeswehr does not admit guilt and families say they may sue.