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News - Bundeswehr

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    H-145M-Germany

    According to an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Transport, the Bundeswehr is also responsible for search and rescue operations in the event of aircraft ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Type 707 Fleet Tanker

    The German Navy approved an acquisition to start replacing the two aging Type 204 RHÖN class single-hulled tankers which were constructed in the 1970s. The ...

  • Military UAS - small

    Puma 2 AE (Germany)

    Programme Background The Germany navy had an urgent requirement for three UAS required for reconnaissance and identification in maritime operations. A platform was required that ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Skeldar V-200B / Sea Falcon (Germany)

    Programme Background Requirements Under the Reconnaissance and Identification in the Maritime Operational Area (AImEG) project, the German Navy sought an ISR capability for its Braunschweig Class ...

  • Frigates

    MKS 180 Programme (F126 Class - Optional Two)

    Programme Background The MKS 180 frigate programme for the Federal German Navy reflects the desire for the German government to become more engaged on the ...

  • Frigates

    MKS 180 Multirole Combat Ship Programme (F126 Class)

    Programme Background The MKS 180 frigate programme for the Federal German Navy reflects the desire for the German government to become more engaged on the ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    LuWa

    Programme Background The German Army has a requirement for a new airmobile AFV to replace the Wiesel 1s used by its 1st Airmobile Brigade, as ...

  • Frigates

    F124 Frigate Replacement Programme (F127)

    Programme Background Dutch Agreement It was announced on 17 December 2020, that Germany and the Netherlands had signed an agreement to work jointly on a ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Construction vehicles

    G-LTM 1090-4.2 armoured mobile crane

    Liebherr has manufactured more than 800 military cranes with lifting capacities from 10 to 500t since 1977. In June 2017, Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr ...

  • Self-propelled guns

    Gepard

    The Gepard was developed from 1963 to meet a German Army requirement for a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that could support its armoured forces. The ...

  • Land: soldier modernisation systems - national programmes

    Gladius/IdZ

    Gladius is the latest iteration of the Infantryman of the Future (Infanterist der Zukunft or IdZ) project. In 2009, Rheinmetall was awarded a contract to ...

  • Helicopter engines

    T64

    The T64 is a turboshaft/turboprop engine that has now accumulated over 11 million flight hours of operation. The T64 engine was designed to power rotary- ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    R-350

    The R-350 is an ITAR-free, rotary-wing VTOL TUAV. It contains a jet-turbine engine propulsion system. This allows it to use heavy fuels, meaning the R-350 ...

  • EO/IR systems

    Mantis i45

    AeroVironment’s Mantis i45 EO/IR gimbal sensor suite is designed for the AeroVironment Puma AE small UAS, providing it with additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. ...

  • Deployable/static missile systems

    TLVS

    TLVS (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem) is a mobile ground based air and missile defence system for protection against the current and future threat spectrum in the lower ...

  • Trucks and utility vehicles - 4x4, Trucks and utility vehicles - 6x6, Trucks and utility vehicles - 8x8

    Trakker

    In production for military customers since 2004, the Iveco Trakker heavy-duty off-road truck is based on the company's Trakker commercial design, which was militarised to ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Type 707

    The Type 707 is a new double-hulled fleet tanker for the German Navy. The ships are being procured to start replacing the Type 704 single-hulled ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    GSD LuWa

    Luftbeweglichen Waffenträger (LuWa) is an air-transportable light armoured vehicle commissioned by the German Army. It is intended to be used by airborne troops as a replacement ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Heron Mk 1

    The Heron, now referred to as the Heron Mk I, is a MALE UAS manufactured by Isreal Aerospace Industries' Malat Division. Designed for various missions, including ISTAR ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Skeldar V-200B / Sea Falcon

    The Skeldar V-200B, an improved variant of the Skeldar V-200 VTOL UAV, has been designed for maritime applications. Unveiled in 2018 by UMS Skeldar, the V-200B has ...

  • Tanks

    Leopard 1

    The Leopard 1 was developed from 1956-65 to meet the requirement of the West Germany Army for a new MBT to replace the US-supplied M47s ...

  • Frigates

    Sachsen Class (F124)

    The Sachsen-class (F124) frigates for the Federal German Navy were designed for enhanced air defence with stealth features to decrease detection. Based on the Brandenburg-class ...

  • Minehunters

    Frankenthal Class (Type 332)

    Type 332-class coastal minehunters are in service with the German (Frankenthal class), Turkish (Aydin class) and UAE (Frankenthal class) navies. The latter navy operates ships transferred from the ...