Only a minority of the German is of the opinion that defense Minister Ursula can modernize von der Leyen, the Bundeswehr.
According to a representative Emnid poll for the “Bild am Sonntag” faith only 23 percent of the respondents said the CDU politician is the Right thing to do, in order to make the force fit for the future. 59 percent believe the. At the same time, most see a need for action: 61 percent are of the opinion that the Bundeswehr should get more money, only 28 percent are against it.
Von der Leyen, even in spite of the massive equipment deficiencies in a positive balance of your previous term of office. You have within five years “more than 300 tanks, 93 helicopters, in 1800, military vehicles, 26 transport aircraft A400 M and a further 15 Eurofighter”, said the leaf.
this year, the Bundeswehr is supposed to get according to your specifications 136 new tanks and 25 aircraft. “We will modernise over 25 years of small savings Bundeswehr step-by-step. The pent-up demand is huge,” said von der Leyen. “In 2019, 67 armour, Puma, 51 wheeled APC Boxer protect, 16 transport tank Fuchs, two bridge-laying tank Iguana, ten transport helicopters, seven A400M, five Eurofighter, three marine helicopters, Sea Lion, 3550 night vision goggles, a frigate 125.”