Foreign media: the German defense force plans to invest billions of euros in arms renewal.

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 Foreign media: the German defense force plans to invest billions of euros in arms renewal.


German defense minister von derlane plans to request the government to invest heavily in upgrading its armaments. According to the German Ministry of Commerce and bildour, the Ministry of Defenses procurement list includes 18 contracts worth more than 25 million euros. A spokesman for Germanys Ministry of defense confirmed that the Bundestag received a list of procurement items in February. But he did not mention the details. Ministry of Defense spokesman Neumann (PeterNeumann) said at a press conference 23, we hope that the defense forces armament facilities have improved. Some of the funds are used to upgrade puma armored tanks and maintain NH90 military helicopters. It also includes a 9 year contract to lease HeronTP UAVs carrying weapons. The coalition agreement plans to invest 10 billion euros to modernize the German defense forces, but Leyen believes that the money is not enough. Earlier this year, a German defense department file that leaked to the media questioned whether German military equipment had enough capacity to perform its duties - the opposition party called it a scandal. Germanys defense spending in 2017 was 37 billion euros, accounting for ninth of the worlds total. The defense budget for 2018 is expected to increase to 39 billion euros. But Germanys military spending is far below the 2% target of NATO membership. The plan to add arms is not a nail on the board. The responsible person pointed out that this is a tentative purchase order, and the outcome will depend largely on the timing of the 2018 budget. Source: Xinhua editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961 The coalition agreement plans to invest 10 billion euros to modernize the German defense forces, but Leyen believes that the money is not enough. Earlier this year, a German defense department file that leaked to the media questioned whether German military equipment had enough capacity to perform its duties - the opposition party called it a scandal. Germanys defense spending in 2017 was 37 billion euros, accounting for ninth of the worlds total. The defense budget for 2018 is expected to increase to 39 billion euros. But Germanys military spending is far below the 2% target of NATO membership. The plan to add arms is not a nail on the board. The responsible person pointed out that this is a tentative purchase order, and the outcome will depend largely on the timing of the 2018 budget.