The German army began to purchase military equipment to replace that which was delivered to Ukraine.
Zeit writes about it, reports Censor. NO with reference to European truth.
From a confidential list of 49 separate items available to journalists, it appears that 14 new Panzerhaubitzen 2000 howitzers are planned to be purchased.
The list also includes 50 protected Dingo vehicles and 22 million rounds of ammunition for small arms, as well as smaller items such as 28,000 combat helmets.
In addition, it is noted that there is currently an agreement to finance only part of the necessary orders.
Coalition circles say that financing all the weapons could still be a significant challenge for the coalition.
14 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks and two armored repair and evacuation vehicles, which are now due to go to Ukraine, also play a role in this. While the federal government only declares the depreciation cost on transfer, which decreases as the machines age, it must pay a much higher price to industry for new purchases.
Military experts warn that a special credit line of 100 billion euros will not be enough for comprehensive and modern equipment of the Bundeswehr. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Eva Högl, recently even spoke of a financial need of 300 billion euros.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised that the government will spend 2% of GDP on defense in the future and thus fulfill the obligations assumed by NATO countries. However, since the German economy is growing again, this means further large increases in the defense budget. The new Minister of Defense, Boris Pistorius, has announced that he wants to quickly close the gaps in the Bundeswehr’s armaments.