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German Tanks not suitable for NATO Missions

German Tanks not suitable for NATO Missions 17 February, 2018

According to German Daily Die Welt, German armed forces are unable to meet their obligations to NATO in several areas, notably in the field of main battle tanks.

According to Daily, article is based on a leaked document, the German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's anti-Russian defence force.

The German military has secretly admitted that it can't fulfill its promises to NATO.

The Bundeswehr is due to take over leadership of NATO's multinational Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) at the start of next year, but doesn't have enough tanks, the Defence Ministry document said.

According to article the Bundeswehr's ninth tank brigade in Münster only has nine operational Leopard 2 tanks — even though it promised to have 44 ready for the VJTF — and only three of the promised 14 Marder armored infantry vehicles.

 

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