According to the magazine, at the moment the Bundeswehr is armed with an 244 tank of this type. However, only 95 of them are in full combat readiness. 53 are in the process of being refitted, seven are on test sites. A number of tanks can not be repaired due to lack of spare parts.
The question of who is responsible for this catastrophe should be raised- said the publication of the chairman of the German Bundestag Committee on Defense, member of the SPD, Wolfgang Hellmich. He noted that this is a question "of the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for the security of the country."
In May of last year, German media reported that the Bundeswehr was temporarily forced to abandon the purchase of additional Leopard 2 tanks due to lack of budget funds.
The defense budget is so tightly compiled that it is impossible to include the cost of purchasing new equipment. It was noted that there is not enough money even to maintain the existing equipment in the proper technical condition. RIA News