The German army has a serious problem with the technical condition of the latest Puma infantry fighting vehicles – the armored cars did not survive the week of exercises, major general said Ruprecht von Butler.
While Kyiv continues to ask western weaponsEuropean countries are increasingly faced with a shortage of weapons for their own armies.
The commander of the 10th Panzer Division of the Bundeswehr sent a letter to the German Minister of Defense, where he announced the deplorable state of the country’s ground forces.
He said that the most modern German infantry fighting vehicles Puma could not “survive” the week-long exercise.
“Of the 18 combat-ready infantry fighting vehicles with which the company started, the operational readiness has dropped to zero infantry fighting vehicles over the past eight days of the exercise,” the publication quotes the general. Spiegel.
Butler clarifies that the last two vehicles failed “after an hour and a half of firing due to defects in the turret.”