The German Army is proposing a EUR5 billion (USD6.2 billion) army equipment plan called Project Land 2023 starting as early as 2019. Under the plan, the German Army would retain its current three divisions, one to be fully modernised and digitised by 2027, followed by the other two by 2032. As an intermediate step, one brigade equivalent is planned to be fully modernised and to reach full readiness by 2023 so it is available for the NATO Response Force’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) when Germany takes over its leadership at the beginning of that year.
German Army planners have calculated that Project Land 2023 would have a significant price tag on top of the Bundeswehr’s already ongoing modernisation.
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