Hahn also predicted that the Ukraine would need more tank deliveries in the future. "This is hardly possible from Bundeswehr stocks if we don't want to risk Germany's ability to defend itself." Therefore, a long-term support strategy is needed, to which the manufacturers could also adapt. In order for the defense industry to be able to meet the immense demand both at home and abroad, planning, the necessary financial resources and the actual conclusion of contracts are required, added the CSU politician.
On Wednesday, after much hesitation, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced the delivery of German Leopard tanks to Ukraine. According to the government, 14 tanks from Bundeswehr stocks are to be made available to Kyiv as a first step.