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Federal Defence Forces of Germany
Bundeswehr

Insignia of the Bundeswehr
Founded 12 November 1955
Current form 3 October 1990
Service branches
Heer (Army)
Marine (Navy)
Luftwaffe (Air Force)
Streitkräftebasis
(Joint Support Service)
Zentraler Sanitätsdienst
(Joint Medical Service)
Headquarters Berlin, Bonn and Potsdam
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen
after declaration of state of defence: Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel
Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen
Chief of staff General Volker Wieker (Heer)
Manpower
Military age
17
Conscription No. (Suspended on 1 July 2011)
Active personnel 180,218 (December 2014)
Reserve personnel 144,000 (2010)
Expenditures
Budget
€ 33.26 billion (FY13)
Percent of GDP 1.2% (FY11)
Industry
Domestic suppliers
EADS
Heckler & Koch
Rheinmetall
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Walther arms
ThyssenKrupp
Foreign suppliers
European Union member nations;
United States
Annual imports Volume of about $1 bln (2009 est.)
Annual exports Volume of about $9 bln (2009 est.)​
 

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Germany's lead ship of the new Type 125 Baden-Württemberg class frigates under construction (Feb 15). Photo by Jan Ove.

 

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