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Research and Markets: Germany Defence and Security Report Q4 2012 Contains a Discussion of Recent Developments in Krauss-Maffai Wegmann One of Germany's Largest Defence Contractors


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Germany Defence and Security Report Q4 2012" report to their offering.

Chiefly, the report examines the sometimes painful transition of Germany's armed forces from their Cold War-era role of defending the country against Soviet and Warsaw Pact aggression, into a force capable of meeting the security challenges of the 21st Century.

The report also examines a number of aspects of Germany's defence policy, including the continuously vexing question facing the country concerning the transformation of its defence posture from its NATO European defence tasks into a force which can intervene in crises abroad. Berlin is keen to move Germany's armed forces in this direction, but faces perennial domestic opposition from some portions of its population regarding the deployment of forces abroad.

In addition, the report examines several of Germany's major defence procurement programmes. The German government is investing considerably across the land and air domains in particular. Capabilities in these two sectors are seen as essential to enable Germany to project power beyond its borders, though the notion remains deeply controversial. The legacy of the Second World War makes a significant element of the German polity highly distrustful of the procurement of any capabilities which enable Germany to intervene in conflicts beyond its borders. Nevertheless, since the end of the Cold War, Berlin has played an increasingly active role in military operations abroad, most notably in Afghanistan.

Over the past quarter, BMI has added the following discussions to the report:

- A detailed description of Germany's defence decision-making process and the orders of battle of its armed forces;

- Planned reductions to the size of the German army and discussion of the major procurement programmes ongoing across the army, air force and navy;

- Details of current export prospects for German defence companies, recent procurement activity in the German air force and the latest figures for the German defence budget;

Companies Mentioned:


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

Rheinmetall Group

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Sector: Aerospace and Defence, Homeland Defence

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