Rheinmetall to open repair centers in Ukraine soon

Source: Defence Industry Europe, dpa, Der Spiegel

German leading defence company Rheinmetall plans to start operating repair centers in Ukraine soon, so that tanks and other military equipment can be refurbished locally.

“We want to start operations after the summer break,” company CEO Armin Papperger told Der Spiegel magazine.

Ukrainians, who are currently still being trained in Germany, will be used for the work, as Papperger said.

In the war against Russia, the Ukrainians rely, among other things, on Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard main battle tanks, self-propelled howitzers, and military trucks, in the production of which Rheinmetall was involved.

 

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The Gepard air defense system, which is also used by the Ukrainians, was developed by a Rheinmetall subsidiary in the 1960s.

In intensive front-line operations, wear and tear is high. Accordingly, it is important to keep the distances to repair and maintenance facilities as short as possible.

 

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