The German government is calling on states to speed up defense infrastructure

Construction projects for infrastructure sites supporting the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) are to be accelerated through a joint effort by the federal and state governments.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has implemented a new initiative: the “Infrastructure Turnaround Action Plan”, to ensure the readiness of the Bundeswehr in the temporary security climate.

This new plan states that the federal and state governments will have to rethink together and act flexibly when building infrastructure for troops.

In his statement, Pistorius argued that “time is the deciding factor when it comes to infrastructure.”

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However, this is not the first time that Germany is preparing the infrastructure. On the continental level, Germany, along with the Netherlands and Poland, created a military transport corridor in their respective territories for the smooth deployment of NATO and allied troops to the east, where the Ukraine waging a war of attrition against the invading Russian forces and where the Baltic states are located. expected to play a larger role in European defense.

Pistorius’ infrastructure policy comes on the heels of investments by the Baltic states, particularly Lithuania, in their own infrastructure, which he intends to accommodate new US platforms and troop rotations from Germany and other NATO partners.

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Investments in materiel and equipment from the increased defense budget and special assets of the Bundeswehr also required significant investment in procurement infrastructure such as the new F-35A fighter aircraft, CH-57F Block II Chinook heavy transport helicopters and the Arrow air defense system. The Bundeswehr will need new, very special buildings, the so-called special infrastructure.

More importantly, the German Ministry of Defense (MoD) says it “still concerns ammunition depots, a total of 16 to be upgraded nationwide.”

In addition, the accommodation buildings must be renovated or newly built. All of these fall under the term infrastructure. The project needs identified by the Treasury Department for this are estimated at over $24 billion to $26 billion over the next few years – for a total of 7,000 construction projects.

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