Sports Lack of artillery floors and rockets: Wehr representative wants several years of schedule for ammunition procurement
Liberated, the Ukrainian city of Kherson now under the shells of the Russians
© AFP A near that the Russian army, just rejected on the other side of the river, has crossed the industrial zone and burnt down an oil depot not Far from their Kherson building, in the south of the Ukraine , Iouri Mosolov and his wife decided that it was time to leave. They loaded the bags in their canoe on the edge of the Dniepr, and went down the river to their summer datcha, where they hope to escape the fights and bombings that now strike Kherson.
The ammunition crisis of the Bundeswehr must be quickly remedied, Eva Högl. Above all, it sees a special development when it comes to the equipment stand of the German armed forces.
The military commissioner of the Bundestag,, has requested a fixed timetable for the new procurement of ammunition in a double -digit billion -dollar amount for the next few years. It is understandable that the industry is concerned with binding commitments if it should now raise production capacity, said the SPD politician of the German Press Agency in Berlin.
military officer wants timetable for ammunition procurement
The military officer of the Bundestag, Eva Högl, has requested a fixed timetable for the new procurement of ammunition in a double -digit billion amount for the next few years. It is understandable that the industry is concerned with binding commitments if it should now raise production capacity, said the SPD politician of the German Press Agency in Berlin.
"We now need a timetable, a coordinated procedure with binding agreements with the armaments industry, when which ammunition, where, can be produced in what period. This is now the mandate, best of all coordinated by European. ”
Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) is exposed to theand the lack of artillery shots and rockets of growing criticism. The empty depots have long been known. Opposition and the traffic light coalition also become a lack of understanding that little has been ordered in the nine months since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Finance of Christian Lindner (FDP) had pointed out considerable deficits in procurement for the Bundeswehr in a reply. At a top meeting, the industry complained about complicated, partly non -transparent and inconsistent planning of the Defense Department of Defense, the Ministry of Finance said. Most recently, attempts have been made to procure "out of existing letters of expenditure". However, the Federal Minister of Finance referred to increased defense budgets and the 100-billion special assets for the Bundeswehr.
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"We cannot say to them, there is a financing commitment for six months, but we do not yet know whether the Bundestag can give it next year. Industry needs predictability. And that's why I think much of concluding contracts over several years, ”said Högl. And: "On the part of the industry, honestly has to go to the table in which time frames you build up which capacities and what ammunition you can then produce."
, according to your impression, finds thein the Bundeswehr, however The consequences noticeable. “We now have a worse material position than before February 24, because a lot has been made but nothing has been replaced yet. That worries the troop. There is enormous expectations that something is changing, ”Högl said to the current armaments of the armed forces.
“It was correct and important that weapon systems were released to Ukraine, but they are missing when training and practice. Now the systems that are still there have to be repaired quickly, and spare parts quickly have to be delivered so that they will soon be available to the troop. ”(Dpa)
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