The Ministry of defence of Germany recognized the depressing situation with new military equipment in the army.
The Ministry of defence of Germany recognized the depressing situation in the German army, even with brand new tanks, planes and helicopters. Of the 97 pieces of large equipment, delivered to the Bundeswehr in 2017, usable only 38, announced on Wednesday, October 31, the Agency dpa with reference to the answer of the parliamentary state Secretary at the Minister of defence Peter Tauber (Peter Tauber) to an official inquiry of the Deputy from the Left party, Matthias höhn (Matthias Höhn).
These data indicate that the Bundeswehr is currently usable only 39 percent of new large equipment at the stated goal of 70 percent. Of particular concern to the defence Ministry calls the situation with the A400 transport aircraft and infantry combat vehicles Puma. The quality of the delivered equipment “continues to leave much to be desired,” admitted Tauber.
According to the data, of the 71 Puma IFV received by Bundeswehr in 2017, capable only 27, eight of the aircraft the A400 is only half. Not better things with the combat helicopters, Tiger of the seven new helicopters the five. Of the four new fighters Eurofighter combat-ready.
The combat capability of the new supply of large equipment still lags behind the average level of all almost 5000 copies 53 main combat systems, already in possession of the Bundeswehr. According to a recent inspection conducted in February 2018, the use of suitable well over half of all the equipment.
The Deputy of the Left party, Matthias höhn called unacceptable the situation where “suppliers have accepted and paid for the products that are not even functioning”.
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