List of modern equipment of the German Army

Modern equipment of the German Army, list of equipment currently in service with the German Army.

Infantry weapons

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Notes
Handguns
Heckler & Koch USP

Designated as:

Pistole 8 (P8)

Pistole 12 (P12)

GermanyHandgun9×19mm Parabellum



.45 ACP (11.43x23mm)
The P8 model (9×19mm) will become the standard handgun of the Bundeswehr, while the P12 model (.45 ACP/11.43x23 mm) will be used by the Special Forces.
Heckler & Koch P7West GermanyHandgun9×19mm ParabellumUsed by Military Police.
Heckler & Koch P30GermanyHandgun9×19mm ParabellumUsed by Military Police and the special forces;[1] replacing the P7.
Heckler & Koch P2A1West GermanyFlare gun26.5mm
Submachine guns
Heckler & Koch MP7GermanySubmachine gunHK 4.6×30mmReplacing the UZI to become the standard submachine gun of the German Army.
Heckler & Koch MP5West GermanySubmachine gun9×19mm ParabellumIn use with the Special Forces - Kommando Spezialkräfte, the military police and the German Navy.
Rifles
Heckler & Koch HK417GermanyBattle rifle7.62×51mm NATOBundeswehr designation "G27"[2]
Heckler & Koch G36GermanyAssault rifle5.56×45mm NATOStandard assault rifle of the German Army since 1997, replacing the old G3. The G36 will be replaced by a new standard service rifle, possibly the HK433.
Heckler & Koch G38 / Heckler & Koch G95GermanyAssault rifle5.56×45mm NATOSpecial forces only. HK416 A5 designated as 'G38'. HK416 A7 designated as 'G95'
Heckler & Koch G3West GermanyBattle rifle7.62×51mm NATOWas the standard rifle of the West German army; last active use was in the War in Afghanistan. Since then, all weapons are in reserve, with batches being given away to friendly forces, like the Peshmerga.
Karabiner 98kNazi GermanyCarbine7.92×57mm MauserRetained for ceremonial use only.[3]
Machine guns
Heckler & Koch MG4GermanyLight machine gun5.56×45mm NATOStandard light machine gun of the German Army.
Rheinmetall MG3West GermanyGeneral-purpose machine gun7.62×51mm NATOStandard general-purpose machine gun of the German Army; it was derived from MG 42. Will be replaced by the MG5.
Heckler & Koch MG5Germany General-purpose machine gun7.62×51mm NATOWill become the new standard general-purpose machine gun of the German Army; replacing the MG3
M2 BrowningUnited StatesHeavy machine gun12.7×99mm NATOStandard heavy machine gun German Army. Bundeswehr designation "Maschinengewehr Kaliber .50". Used mostly as vehicle armament, for example on the LIV (SO) Serval.
Minigun (M134D-H)United Statesmachine gun7.62×51mm NATOUsed on H145M helicopters, vehicles and smaller boats under the designation MG6]].
Sniper rifles
Accuracy International AWMUnited KingdomSniper rifle.300 Winchester MagnumBundeswehr designation "G22".
Heckler & Koch G28GermanyDesignated marksman rifle7.62×51mm NATOBased on the HKMR308.[4]
M107/M107A1United StatesAnti-materiel rifle12.7×99mm NATOBundeswehr designation "G82/G82A1".
Haenel RS9GermanySniper rifle.338 Lapua MagnumBundeswehr designation "G29", in service with the special forces; replacing the G22[5]
Shotguns
Remington Model 870United StatesShotgun12 gaugeUsed by special forces and the military police
Grenades and grenade launchers
DM51GermanyFragmentation grenade
Heckler & Koch AG36GermanyGrenade launcher40×46mmReplacing the HK69A1; Bundeswehr designation "AG-40 2".
Heckler & Koch HK69A1West GermanyGrenade launcher40×46mmBundeswehr designation "AG40 A1"
Heckler & Koch GMGGermanyAutomatic grenade launcher40×53mmBundeswehr designation "Granatmaschinenwaffe 40mm". Sometimes used as vehicle armament on vehicles such as the TPz Fuchs, Mungo ESK, Boxer, or Fennek.[6]
Anti-tank weapons
Panzerfaust 3GermanyRocket-propelled grenade60mmStandard infantry AT weapon.
MATADORGermany, and SingaporeRocket launcher90mmDesignation "RGW90".
Carl GustavSwedenRecoilless rifle84mmFormer standard AT weapon of West Germany, now used only for firing signal ammunition in training scenarios. Bundeswehr designation "Schwere Panzerfaust 84 mm/Leuchtbüchse 84 mm".[7]
EUROSPIKEIsrael and GermanyAnti-tank missile152mmSpike-LR variant, locally designated MELLS and manufactured by EuroSpike GmbH, to be mounted on Puma infantry fighting vehicles.[8][9]
MILANFrance and West GermanyAnti-tank missile115mm

Vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
Armored vehicles
Leopard 2 Germany Main battle tank 245 active[10]
183 available
101 operational
104 on order, used vehicles to be upgraded to A7V standard, with deliveries until 2023 [11]
Marder West Germany Infantry fighting vehicle 382[11] 200 to be upgraded; will remain in service until 2025.[12]
Puma Germany Infantry fighting vehicle 284 active
191 available
67 operational[10]
Replacing Marder.[13] 560 ordered.[14]
TPz Fuchs West Germany Armored personnel carrier 907 active
684 available
525 operational[15]
267 upgraded to the latest A8 version
GTK Boxer Germany and Netherlands Armored personnel carrier 403; deliveries until 2020 Replacing TPz Fuchs fleet partly.
BV 206S Sweden Specialist vehicle 347 189 armoured model and 158 standard models.
Wiesel 1/2 Germany Armored fighting vehicle ~400
Eagle IV/Eagle V Switzerland MRAP 671
Enok Germany Armored car 331
Dingo 1/2 Germany Infantry mobility vehicle 636
Fennek Germany and Netherlands Light armored reconnaissance vehicle 222 (of 248) 148 reconnaissance, 24 combat engineer, 50 joint fire support teams (JFST). Total number to be increased to 248.[16]
KMW Grizzly Germany and Italy MRAP
AGF Serval Germany Light armored utility vehicle
DURO III Switzerland MRAP
Mungo ESK Germany MRAP, NBC vehicle > 400[17]
YAK Germany MRAP, various roles 296 Based on DURO III.
Artillery and air defence
M270 MLRS United States
Germany
Multiple rocket launcher 38[18] 38 are planned to remain in service.[19]
PzH 2000 Germany Self-propelled artillery 108 are planned to remain in service:[20]
Tampella
Finland Mortar 86[18] 120mm mortar based artillery.
Engineering vehicles
Dachs West Germany Engineering vehicle 83 Based on Leopard 1 chassis.
Büffel Germany Armored recovery vehicle 75 Based on Leopard 2 chassis.
Keiler Germany Mine-clearing vehicle 24
Biber West Germany Armored vehicle-launched bridge 40
Leguan Germany Armored vehicle-launched bridge 7 ordered Replacing the Biber.
M3 Amphibious Rig Germany Amphibious bridge layer 30
Logistics
SLT 50 Elefant Germany Tank transporter 324
RMMV HX Germany Truck 810 2,271 on order. Replacing KAT1. First 20 delivered in November 2018
RMMV TG MIL Austria and Germany Truck
Zetros Germany Truck 110
Unimog Germany Truck 18,000
MAN KAT1 Germany Truck 8,000
Utility
Volkswagen T3/T4 Germany Utility van
Mercedes-Benz 250 GD "Wolf" Germany Utility car 12,000

Aircraft

TypeOriginClassRoleIntroducedIn serviceTotalNotes
Eurocopter Tiger France and Germany Rotorcraft Attack 65 13 on order.[21] 51 will remain in service [22]
NHI NH90 TTH Multinational Rotorcraft Transport 74 8 more on order.[21]
Eurocopter H145 France and Germany Rotorcraft Search and rescue 7 [21]
Eurocopter H135 France and Germany Rotorcraft Trainer 19 [21]
Bell UH-1D Iroquois United States Rotorcraft Utility 29 [21]

References

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  2. "bundeswehr.de: Entscheidung zur Zwischenlösung G36". bundeswehr.de. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. "Das Wachbataillon – Ehrengarde der Bundeswehr". BMVg.de. Federal Ministry of Defence. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
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  5. "Aus Suhl an die Spezialkräfte: RS9 wird G29". strategie-technik.blogspot.de. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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  7. "Schwere Panzerfaust 84mm in the bundeswehr weapon database". Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  8. "Rheinmetall: Auftrag im MELLS-Programm im Wer vo 35 Mio. Euro" (PDF) (in German). Rheinmetall AG. 26 June 2009.
  9. "MELLS: BAAINBw beschafft weitere Lenkflugkörper-Systeme" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr. 31 March 2017.
  10. ag. "Materiallage der Bundeswehr: Scheint sich nicht gebessert zu haben". augengeradeaus.net. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  11. ag. "Bundeswehr bekommt, „was sie verdient" – 104 Second-Hand-Panzer". welt.de. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  12. ag. "Noch viel Nachbesserungsbedarf beim „modernsten Schützenpanzer der westlichen Welt" : Augen geradeaus". augengeradeaus.net. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  13. ag. "Künftig noch 330 Leos bei der Bundeswehr (mit Korrektur)". Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  14. "Finanzierung für bis zu 210 weitere Schützenpanzer Puma gesichert" (in German). Europäische Sicherheit & Technik. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  15. ag. "Materiallage der Bundeswehr: Mehr Übungen, mehr Beanspruchung – weniger einsatzbereit". augengeradeaus.net. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  16. . January 28, 2016 Defence News
  17. David Chakrabarty. "Hardthöhenkurier :: ONLINE :: - Das Magazin für Soldaten und Wehrtechnik – Bundeswehr bestellt 31 MUNGO Mehrzweck". Hardthöhenkurier :: ONLINE :: - Das Magazin für Soldaten und Wehrtechnik. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  18. Military Balance 2016, p. 101
  19. "German Army shapes up for future".
  20. https://esut.de/2019/11/fachbeitraege/ruestung/16730/panzerhaubitze-2000-konzepte-zur-schliessung-der-reichweitenluecke/
  21. "World Air Forces 2019". Flightglobal: 16. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  22. https://www.bmvg.de/resource/blob/54340/82339068e6d530deb2281b13b2aed201/20180319-9-bericht-des-bmvg-zu-ruestungsangelegenheiten-data.pdf
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