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Cheap, stingy, miserly? Guns or butter and all that?
From Russian media outlet Sputnik yet one more item the lack of German military preparedness.
"Most German Military Helicopters Not Ready for Use - Report"
"The readiness of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, has been the topic of heated debate amid reports of staff-shortages, problems with ammunition, weapons, and even aging jets – as well as under-funding. Germany has also been the target of US criticism for spending less than 2% of GDP on defence, as NATO countries agreed to do years ago."
HELICOPTERS OF THE EUROCOPTER TIGER VARIETY. ATTACK CHOPPERS WITH SOME FORMIDABLE COMBAT CAPABILITY.
20 % NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMBAT AT THIS EXACT MOMENT IF CALLED UPON. THAT IS NOT SUCH A SERIOUS PROBLEM?
Refusal to budget for and spend money to enhance military preparedness to blame? See previous blog entries as most relevant: