Germany is expanding its repair and logistics capabilities for the maintenance of Western weapons near the borders with Ukraine. After the opening of the center in the Slovak city of Mykhailivtsi situated 25 km from Ukrainian Uzhhorod city, a similar enterprise is being created in Romania.
At the same time, the initiative comes from the German defense giant Rheinmetall, which has already started the construction of a service and logistics center, reports the German television channel N-tv, which spoke with a representative of the company. It is reported that the center is being developed in the city of Satu Mare, just 17 km from the border with Ukraine.
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At the same time, the center will serve not only German equipment, such as Leopard 2 tanks, Marder IFVs, Fuchs armored personnel carriers (this vehicle is mentioned in the publication, but there is no information regarding its transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine), but also British Challenger 2 tanks (recall that the German company modernizes this vehicle together with BAE Systems), other armored vehicles and road freight transport. Moreover, the center should also take on the task of servicing the combat vehicles of the Alliance members who are in the country during rotations.
It should be noted that in addition to the centers in Romania and Slovakia, the German defense industry actively uses the capacities of another repair enterprise in the Lithuanian city of Jonava - Lithuania Defense Services. It was opened in July by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.
This center was created specifically to meet the needs of the Lithuanian army, which actively operates German Boxer wheeled combat vehicles and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers as well. But this center was the first to provide repair and restoration of PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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