Military Capabilities

Bundeswehr reactivates ammunition, equipment depots

16 January 2019

The Bundeswehr will reopen or cancel the closure of eight ammunition and equipment depots, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has decided, her ministry's website announced on 15 January.

The depots will be reactivated step by step in 2020–31 for an estimated cost of EUR200 million (USD229 million), requiring 600 additional posts to be filled over this period, according to the German Ministry of Defence.

The installations concerned are ammunition depots in Altheim, Baden-Württemberg; Lorup, Lower Saxony; and Kriegsfeld in Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as equipment depots in Königswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia; Hardheim and Huchenfeld, Baden-Württemberg; and Bargum and Ladelund, Schleswig-Holstein.

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