The approvals were based on proposals put forth by the Ministry of Finance and aim to strengthen cooperation with partners and enhance national and alliance defence capabilities.
The procurement of 60 CH-47F Chinook heavy transport helicopters from the USA was among the approved projects. The Bundeswehr will receive the latest Block II version, equipped with aerial refueling capability. With a total order volume of approximately EUR 6.98 billion, the helicopters are expected to replace the existing CH-53G fleet between 2027 and 2033.
Furthermore, the committee granted approval for the procurement of up to 3,058 airborne vehicles in various configurations, along with the necessary accessories. These highly mobile, all-terrain, and all-wheel-drive wheeled vehicles will significantly enhance the mobility of airborne forces, facilitating the transportation of personnel, equipment, armament, ammunition, and supplies.