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Budget Committee of the German Bundestag give ggreen light for 560€ million worth of equipment

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  1. Georg


    Apr 2, 2017
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    yester day at the 7th of November the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag gave green light for $560 million investment in new equipment and update programs.

    Digitization for the VJTFVery High Readiness Joint Task Force

    The VJTF Very High Readiness Joint Task Force is expected to procure up to 2,200 complementary leadership kits. In two framework agreements a maximum of 115.7 million euros are estimated, of which initially services with a financial volume of around 87.9 million euros are called. Among other things, it will procure display and processing equipment, server units and the necessary power supply. Throughout all levels of management, the measures of the combat, command and support vehicles and the deployable management facilities are to be integrated into a digital information and communication network. This basic digitization should also provide valuable insights for the digitization of the armed forces.

    Supplies for Patriot

    For around € 292.5 million, 50 missiles are to be procured in the new version of the Patriot PAC-3 MSEMissile Segment Enhancement including accessories. For this purpose, a corresponding agreement with the US government to be closed.

    Use Weasel 1 is extended

    For about 73 million euros, 196 Wiesel 1 tracked vehicles are being prepared for further use. The small, lightly armored tracked vehicle is used as weapons carrier in the infantry among other things for the anti-tank, against lightly armored forces and as a reconnaissance vehicle. The Wiesel 1 are air-transportable and should be able to be used until at least 2030.
    Partially militarized vehicles will be replaced

    The equity of BwFuhrparkService GmbHGesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung is strengthened with up to 110 million euros. The aim is to replace the outdated semi-militarized vehicles with modern commercially available vehicles with special military equipment (customary vehicles with special military equipment). Optional equipment includes, for example, radio systems, camouflage lantern or turntable carriage for the machine gun. The current overall approach provides for 12,700 commercially available vehicles with special military vehicles. However, the additional funds can only be spent when corresponding deficit spending results in a reduction in the defense budget. With the agreed 25 million submissions and the strengthening of the equity capital of BwFuhrparkService GmbH GmbH with limited liability, investments in state-of-the-art equipment of the Bundeswehr will be consistently continued.
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