MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Corona use is also reflected in the annual report of the military commissioners 2020
The defense policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Henning Otte, and the deputy chairman of the defense committee, Professor h.c. Dr. Karl A. Lamers:
Henning Otte: “Our soldiers are challenged like never before because of the Corona support services. With over 3,400 requests for administrative assistance to cope with the corona pandemic, the medical service and the armed forces responsible for territorial tasks are particularly burdened. This is also reflected in the 2020 annual report of the German Bundestag’s defense commissioners. It is good that we can rely on the soldiers of the Bundeswehr – for our safety when deployed abroad and, in an emergency, to support our health system. “
Karl Lamers: “First of all, we would like to thank the Armed Forces Commissioner for their report and emphasize the importance of the Bundeswehr, in particular that, in addition to its worldwide operational readiness, it also makes an outstanding contribution to the fight against the pandemic. Of the 25,000 soldiers in the contingent, 18,454 are currently on duty. That is great and shows that the Bundeswehr is there when it is needed. We have seen it in forest fires, floods and other difficult situations in the country.
The second thing we want to highlight is that we need to do more in procurement. Many soldiers complain that some things in terms of their personal equipment do not happen quickly enough. It’s about protective vests, cold protection suits and hearing protection. We have to become better, faster and more efficient. “
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