German army to recommission 100 tanks

Germany begins showing further initiative and places more military weight back onto its shoulders.


The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday.

The move will bring to 328 the number of “Leopard 2” tanks the German army has at its disposal, up from 225 at present, a ministry spokesman told AFP, confirming a report in the weekly magazine Der Spiegel.

The decision follows the creation of a new “spearhead” force of about 5,000 troops able to deploy anywhere within a couple of days.

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