Q&A with Bundeswehr Speaker released for Future Armoured Vehicles CEE 2020
SMi reports: Exclusive Bundeswehr Speaker ahead of the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference taking place in October
By: Smi Group
Ahead of the event, SMi has caught up with Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Linne, Branch Chief, Armoured Corps, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr, to get his perspectives on the conference, the role of ACCDC, current and future armoured vehicle capabilities and much more.
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Snapshot of Lieutenant Colonel Linne's interview:
Q) About you – what role does the Army Concepts and Capabilities Centre play within the Bundeswehr, and what perspective do you aim bring to the conference?
"The Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC) is responsible for the future development of concepts, training, organisation and materiel of the German Army.
In addition, the joint pilot services of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Counter- Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED), Joint Fire Support (JFS), and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) are managed by ACCDC and continually adapted on behalf of the entire Bundeswehr…"
Q) During the conference you will be discussing a number of platforms used by the German Armed Forces, can you tell us a little more about some of the enhancements being made to the Puma and Leopard platforms, and how capabilities will improve?
"In the past year, the Bundeswehr focused on a combat brigade as part of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). In 2023, the Federal Republic of Germany will again assume responsibility within the VJTF. To act within the VJTF the SPz PUMA is planned to be used for this mission. Since the SPz PUMA has not reached the threshold of fully operational readiness yet, the development of systems for two companies with a construction status "VJTF", which is separate from the series, was commissioned…"
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Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2020
12th – 13th October 2020
Czech Republic, Prague
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