You think it's bad here...

You think it's bad here...

Postby Berf on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 5:01 pm

From UK Defence Journal:
The vast majority of major weapons systems in the German military are unavailable for training exercises or deployment, according to a new German Defence Ministry report.

The ‘Report on the Operational Readiness of the Bundeswehr’s Primary Weapons Systems 2017,’ has been seen by local media and is set to be presented to Germany’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday.


The Defence Ministry’s report comes after the Bundestag’s military commissioner, Hans-Peter Bartels, complained about “large holes in personnel and equipment” in the Bundeswehr in a separate paper published in mid-February.

Number of weapon systems ready for action:

Typhoon jets: 39 of 128
Tornado jets: 26 of 93
CH-53 transport helicopters: 16 of 72
NH-90 transport helicopters: 13 of 58
Tigre attack helicopters: 12 of 62
A400M transport aircraft: 3 of 15
Leopard 2 tanks: 105 of 224
Frigates: 5 of 13
Submarines: 0 out of 6
According to local media, the German Defence Ministry said that a higher number of training missions and deployments since Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014 had caused existing equipment to wear down quicker than it had previously.

“It’s a real disaster for the Navy, it’s the first time in history that there will not be any submarine operating for months,” warned the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament, Hans-Peter Bartels, in an interview published on Sunday in the Berlin weekly Bild am Sonntag.
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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby Tommy on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 7:43 pm

I had read somewhere that some German Navy Frigates have recently had (or currently have) Royal Navy Wildcats deployed on them to bridge a capability gap left by further delays and problems with their NH-90 Sea Stallions.
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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby vulcan558 on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 8:22 pm

Thats not to bad, about on power with the RAF regarding fast jet numbers.
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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby RAF4EVER on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 9:52 pm

vulcan558 wrote:Thats not to bad, about on power with the RAF regarding fast jet numbers.


Do you mean par?,instead of power? :smile:
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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 7:26 am

Berf wrote:“It’s a real disaster for the Navy, it’s the first time in history that there will not be any submarine operating for months,” warned the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament, Hans-Peter Bartels, in an interview published on Sunday in the Berlin weekly Bild am Sonntag.


I have a feeling there was a short gap from May 1945......

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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby Wes_Howes on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 7:46 am

Tommy wrote:NH-90 Sea Stallions.

Sorry to be "that guy" Tommy but the NH-90s are Sea Lions
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Re: You think it's bad here...

Postby Tommy on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 8:42 pm

Wes_Howes wrote:
Tommy wrote:NH-90 Sea Stallions.

Sorry to be "that guy" Tommy but the NH-90s are Sea Lions


Nah, dude, that's entirely correct - be that guy! My bad. I don't even know where Sea Stallions came from. End of exam week causing all of the brain farts, it seems. :hypno:
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