Archive: Reports & Technical Papers


Mission Clemenceau - France European message to the world

The 3200-strong TF 473 to the "Charles de Gaulle" has left last Tuesday, March 5 Toulon. In his luggage, the French aircraft carrier 20 "Rafale Marine," two "Hawkeye" -Luftüberwachungsflugzeugen and three helicopters (a "Caiman Marine" and two "Dauphin Pedro"). After his 18-month maintenance phase, the carrier occurs as part of the "Mission Clemenceau" his eleventh major [...]

CIR operations - operations in the armed forces common context

Ability profiles of the armed forces are subject to constant change. Often technological advances have influenced the design of warfare. In just the last 100 years, the potential of the engine, air mechanization and nuclear weapons helped the user to clear advantages in operations. Currently start forces the cyber and information space (CIR) constitutes military operation space and comprehensively CIR operations to [...]

asked DEU MARFOR into service - Maritimes Baltic leadership center

On January 23, 2019, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, in Rostock the first component of the guide center Marine, that is, put into service the German Maritime Forces Staff (DEU MARFOR). For the first time in its 60-year history now, the German navy has with the DEU MARFOR a national command staff, which with the traditional [...]



Medical service in use - skills to 2031

Ongoing changes in the security environment are a constant companion of military medical service and thus union plans. Consequently, the focus of the fulfillment of the Bundeswehr are generally not static. The nature and extent of his own order are therefore subject within a medium to long-term period under a steady progression process. Accordingly, the investments made in the previous planning cycles principal assumptions used in [...]

Strategic relocation of helicopters of the Bundeswehr - NH90 and Tiger in Mali

the United Nations lead the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (Mission Multi Dimensional Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilization au Mali, MINUSMA) through to improve the security situation in Mali since July 1, 2013. On 26 January 2017, the Bundestag mandated the deployment of German helicopter for this MINUSMA insert for twelve months. The Federal Republic of Germany offered the UN [...]

Projects Forces Joint Tactical fire support - Precise work on long range

The artillery troops making with tube and rocket artillery fire support, leading the battle with fire in the entire range of tasks of the armed forces. Your ability spectrum is an essential contribution to the Armed Forces Joint Tactical Fire Support (STF) for the German armed forces, and international allies. The artillery, besides contributions to education with their modern weapons systems by far-reaching, indirect fire near real-time, distance capable [...]



The Puma infantry fighting vehicle in the NATO spearhead 2023

In order for the German army to carry out its task as Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) and thus as a spearhead to greatly increase the responsiveness of enhanced NATO Response Force (eNRF), an appropriately assertive material equipment is necessary, among other things, with the modernized armored personnel Puma (VJTF 2023) to be achieved. Panzergrenadiere unite with the armored personnel [...]

The use of the Air Force under Counter Daesh

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, the EU Member State enshrined in Art. 42 of the Treaty on European Union solidarity clause has invoked with France for the first time. Against this background, the UN Security Council Resolution 2249 called with all Member States to the under the control of the so-called Islamic State [...]

Sail training ships - so ancient and so modern - Guest Commentary March 2019

A moment of inattention and a wave picked me up from the tired legs, I slid unceremoniously on the wooden deck. A little shocked and dripping, I heard through the water in the ears, as the boatman shouted at me in the wind "All right? Then see to it sailor - on the sheet "There we moved the rope with a loud [...]



Trident Juncture 2018

In November of last year Norway became the site of the largest NATO maneuver past two decades. In the midst of the land operation spanned aircraft missiles forces of the German Luftwaffe its defense system and trained side by side with the German Army Brigade for the common mission as part of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force in 2019. The Air Force makes every year several modules [...]

The mountain battalion supply 8

Based on the Defense Policy Guidelines 2011, the application-oriented design of the structure HEER2011 has determined the organizational structure of supply in the army decisively. The national target of the ability to simultaneously hold by enabled deployment of up to 10,000 soldiers in taking over the responsibility of a Framework Nation for land-based operations in up to two application areas (and in addition [...]

Euro Fighter Association in the air-to-ground role

The Tactical Air Force Squadron 31 "Boelcke" (TaktLwG 31 "B") in Nörvenich is with the weapon system Euro Fighter in the Air Force of Leitverband for obtaining the ability to fight against targets on the ground or on the water. After delivery of the first Euro Fighters in April 2004 to the then Fighter Wing 73 "Steinhoff" at Laage are in the zurückliegenden14 [...]



The Center of Excellence Military Engineering

Pioneers have always had a close relationship with technology. This fact is easy to explain, as many national pioneers have a civil engineering background, and if not, they receive military training, which has many similarities. Technical thinking is in our veins, and in the search for solutions, we have to force ourselves to expand our points of view and [...]

Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Land) 2019 - Logistical preparation, experiences and challenges

Against the backdrop of security challenges on the eastern border of the NATO Alliance territory, as well as in the Middle East and Africa, NATO in Wales the formation of a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) have decided to Member States at their summit, 2014. It also includes a military unit in the order of a reinforced brigade combat troops, VJTF (L) Brigade, from [...]

Crisis Support Team and crisis preparedness teams - order, structure and procedures in case of crisis

As part of the exercise "Fast Eagle 2018" practiced the army in September 2018 recently conducting a military evacuation operation (MilEvakOp / MEO). The idea was to get German and befriended a citizen of a fictitious crisis area, partly under difficult conditions. In charge of MilEvakOp is the Fast Division forces (DSC) as the Leitdivision of the army for the job. [...]



Looking to America - January 2019

Confusion about the defense budget: US President Donald Trump made the middle of December again confusion about the future US defense budgets. who demanded massive increases in the defense budget during the campaign and during his first two years in office - - In November, the President had announced a reduction in planned defense budgets of the next years annually to 700 billion dollars. Beginning of December […]

More Active and a new army of millions - Berlin prism January 2019

The Bundeswehr will continue to grow. With the previously planned staff levels also approved Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) additional 5,000 military personnel on the line board on 28 November and 4,600 civilian posts. This could include the Bundeswehr in 2025 about 203,000 soldiers and about 66,000 civil service staff. the nursery was established with [...]

Diversity is our strength - The Flotilla 1 on the cutting edge

Broad-based, modern equipped and deeply linked to the multinational: The maritime contribution to Flotilla 1 capability profile of the Bundeswehr is as a blueprint of the design principles of the new conception of the Bundeswehr. The ongoing changes increasing staff numbers and additional systems including new ways for cooperation projects have a direct impact on the largest association of the Navy. [...]



Air-ground armament for the army - Requirements for future effectors of the Tiger attack helicopter

The multi-role Tiger helicopter (KH Tiger) is a highly mobile, dynamic deployable and assertive flying platform of the Army. It is intended, airborne operations throughout the intensity and range of tasks of the armed forces within the framework of national and alliance defense of international crisis management, the national risk and crisis management and operations of special forces to carry out and support them. From the core task of KH [...]

The Puma comes after Oberviechtach

After 45 years, an era when the armored infantry in Oberviechtach to an end. The Marder is replaced by the Puma. With the Puma infantry fighting the Infantry Battalion 122 receives an advanced and powerful main weapon system. With the Puma, a new era is dawning in the armored infantry of the Bundeswehr. Because since 2015 it solves the long-standing armored personnel [...]

Maritime Dimension of Security - Annual Report 2018 Marine Commandos

The annual report 2018 "Facts and figures on maritime dependence of the Federal Republic of Germany" of the naval commandos presents a comprehensive and detailed insight and overview of the current maritime position of our country in all its dimensions in the face of globalization, the maritime digitization, geopolitical changes, the increase again the world economy and seaborne world trade. These […]




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