German Defense Ministry Faces Laundry List of ProblemsAug 10, 2015 00:19 UTC
Latest updates[?]: The German Defense Ministry is investing EUR6 billion ($6.5 billion) in fixing problems with in service equipment. The investment will be spread over seven or eight years and focus principally on high-value assets, including the Eurofighter jet and NH90 helicopter. The German military has been criticized considerably in recent weeks, with low aircraft availability hampering operational efficacy.
- Consultants hired by the German government confirmed that its defense procurement is messed up because of poor corporate management and weak institutional culture: Deutche Welle | Süddeutschen Zeitung [in German].
- Germany will make a decision [Reuters] next year on whether they’ll continue to develop MEADS.
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