Arms deliveries: the federal government wants to deliver 2000 tank howitzers to Ukraine

Germany arms shipments

The federal government wants to deliver 2000 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

Our journalists report on the current situation, here in the live stream.

You can listen to our WELT podcasts here

In order to display the embedded content, your revocable consent to the transmission and processing of personal data is required, as the providers of the embedded content as third-party providers require this consent. [In diesem Zusammenhang können auch Nutzungsprofile (u.a. auf Basis von Cookie-IDs) gebildet und angereichert werden, auch außerhalb des EWR]. By setting the switch to “on” you agree to this (which can be revoked at any time). This also includes your consent to the transfer of certain personal data to third countries, including the United States, in accordance with Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You can find more information about it. You can withdraw your consent at any time via the switch and via privacy at the bottom of the page.

According to information from WELT, the federal government wants to deliver seven 2000 tank howitzers to Ukraine. The decision of the Chancellery and the Ministry of Defense was apparently taken against the advice of the main military personnel of the Bundeswehr.

DAccording to information from WELT, the Federal Government has decided to deliver Panzerhaubitz 2000 from Bundeswehr stocks to Ukraine. It would therefore be necessary to upgrade to seven armored artillery gun systems. The Netherlands had previously promised kyiv the delivery of five howitzers. The training of the Ukrainian army on the weapons system must take place entirely in Germany.

read also

atomic explosion over the ocean, composition, nuclear mushroom cloud over the sea, composition

According to information from WELT, the political decision of the Chancellery and the Ministry of Defense was taken against the advice of the main military personnel of the Bundeswehr. They had pointed out that only around 40 of the 119 Panzerhaubitzen 2000s in the Bundeswehr’s inventory were operational and essential for their own needs. The use of weapons, which have a complex digital fire control system, for Ukraine is also in question. The government has ignored these concerns – even though one of its political maxims is not to weaken the Bundeswehr and its ability to form alliances with arms supplies to Ukraine. The Panzerhaubitzen 2000 are heavy artillery pieces that can fire up to 40 kilometers.

Target shooting at the Altengrabow military training area

A Panzerhaubitze 2000 during gunnery training at the Altengrabow military training area

Source: dpa/dpa/dpa-ZB/Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert

Germany announced the delivery of 50 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks

Two days after the Russian attack on Ukraine, the German government decided to supply weapons to the war zone. Initially, the federal government announced what weapons it was supplying, but not for a long time. Members of the Bundestag can only obtain information about this from the secret protection agency.

This is where you will find third-party content

In order to display the embedded content, your revocable consent to the transmission and processing of personal data is required, as the providers of the embedded content as third-party providers require this consent. [In diesem Zusammenhang können auch Nutzungsprofile (u.a. auf Basis von Cookie-IDs) gebildet und angereichert werden, auch außerhalb des EWR]. By setting the switch to “on” you agree to this (which can be revoked at any time). This also includes your consent to the transfer of certain personal data to third countries, including the United States, in accordance with Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You can find more information about it. You can withdraw your consent at any time via the switch and via privacy at the bottom of the page.

According to information from Ukrainian government circles, a good 2,500 anti-aircraft missiles, 900 rocket-propelled grenades with 3,000 rounds, 100 machine guns and 15 anti-tank grenades with 50 rockets arrived in Ukraine on April 21. There are also 100,000 hand grenades, 2,000 mines, around 5,300 explosive charges and more than 16 million rounds of various calibers for handguns, from assault rifles to heavy machine guns.

Last week, the federal government approved for the first time the export of heavy weapons directly from Germany: 50 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks. Delivery of Western-style main battle tanks such as the Leopard from Germany to Ukraine is not yet scheduled.

You can listen to our WELT podcasts here

In order to display the embedded content, your revocable consent to the transmission and processing of personal data is required, as the providers of the embedded content as third-party providers require this consent. [In diesem Zusammenhang können auch Nutzungsprofile (u.a. auf Basis von Cookie-IDs) gebildet und angereichert werden, auch außerhalb des EWR]. By setting the switch to “on” you agree to this (which can be revoked at any time). This also includes your consent to the transfer of certain personal data to third countries, including the United States, in accordance with Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You can find more information about it. You can withdraw your consent at any time via the switch and via privacy at the bottom of the page.

in the Podcast “Launch Policy” we give you the most important background information on a major political topic from Monday to Friday in conversation with WELT experts. From 6am, in just 10 minutes.

Leave a Comment