Thursday, 1 September 2022

Fact Sheet On German Military Aid To Ukraine

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
Contrary to popular perception, Germany has delivered significant amounts of arms and equipment to Ukraine to aid the country in its fight against the Russian military. In fact, the volume of arms deliveries by Berlin exceeds that of every other country safe for the United States. Nonetheless, Germany has faced severe criticism and even mockery for its perceived lack of support to Ukraine and its ill-fated attempts to keep its relationship with Moscow intact. While ultimately positioning itself as a reliable partner of Ukraine, it can be argued that Berlin's communication to affirm its Ukraine stance and explain foreign policy goals has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster.

German materiel support already delivered to Ukraine includes one Patriot and two IRIS-T SLM SAM systems, 34 Gepard SPAAGs, five M270 MLRS, 14 PzH 2000 self-propelled guns (SPGs) along with guided artillery rounds, 18 Leopard 2A6 MBTs, 40 Marder 1A3 IFVs, 3200 man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS), close to 10.000 Panzerfaust 3 and RWG 90 MATADOR anti-tank weapons, hundreds of vehicles, nearly 22 million rounds of ammunition and a plethora of other equipment including 28.000 helmets and MiG-29 spare parts. These deliveries are soon to be followed by a further six IRIS-T SLM SAM systems, twelve IRIS-T SLS SAM launchers, one Skynex air defence system, 18 Gepard SPAAGs, 20 Marder IFVs and 110 Leopard 1A5 MBTs. Berlin also contributed at least €2 billion to Ukraine's security capacity building fund with which the Ukrainian government can purchase armament from other countries, including 18 RCH-155 SPGs from German arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. [1] [2]
Germany has also attempted to entice other countries to send their heavy weaponry to Ukraine in a programme known as 'Ringtausch' ('exchange'). [3] Under this policy, countries can receive German armament free of charge in exchange for delivering tanks and infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from own stocks to Ukraine. Although a promising scheme at first, the 'Ringtausch' programme has largely failed to live up to expectations as most countries expect to have their Soviet-era systems replaced by larger numbers of modern weapon systems than what Berlin is currently able (or willing) to offer. Czechia is to receive fourteen Leopard 2A4s while Slovakia is similarly set to receive fifteen Leopard 2A4s along with a munitions, training, and logistics package in exchange for providing Ukraine with 30 BVP-1 IFVs. [4] [5] The Greek government supplied 40 of its BMP-1A1s to Ukraine in exchange for an equal number of German Marder IFVs and Slovenia has delivered 28 M-55S MBTs to Ukraine in return for 45 MAN 8x8 military trucks. [3]
Harsh criticism has also been directed at the delivery time of some of the arms pledged by Germany, especially for the time it would take to ready three M270 MLRS and send them to Ukraine. In fact, it is precisely because Berlin opted to go ahead with the expensive conversion required that it got scoffed at in the media and by observers of the conflict. In the meantime France, which stores some 40 227mm M270 MLRS, decided not to make the same effort (until October 2022), and as a result was spared similar public indignation. [6] Another underappreciated area has been Germany's deliveries of medical supplies and support that although not liable to attract much attention are crucial at keeping Ukraine and its soldiers in the fight.

A German-delivered M270 Mittleres Artillerieraketensystem (MARS) MLRS in Ukraine.

The following list attempts to keep track of military equipment delivered or pledged to Ukraine by Germany during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. This list is mostly based on information released by the German Bundesregierung. [8] The entries below are sorted by armament category (with a flag denoting the country of origin). In case the month of delivery is unknown, the delivery date is listed as 2022. This list is constantly updated as further military support is declared or uncovered.
Medical supplies for the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not included in this list but are listed here.
* Purchases by the German government from defence companies.
** Purchases by Ukraine.
(Click on the equipment type to get a picture of them when available)



Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems (2 Systems And 1 Battery)

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (34)

  • 34 Gepards* [Training started in June 2022. Delivered from July to September 2022 (30), February 2023 (2) and March 2023 (2)]

Multiple Rocket Launchers (5)

Laser-Guided Rocket Systems (20)

  • 20 70mm Laser-Guided Rocket Launchers On Pick-Up Trucks [December 2022]

Self-Propelled Artillery (14)

  • 14 155mm PzH 2000s [April 2022. Training completed in May 2022. Arrived to Ukraine in June (7), July 2022 (3) and October 2022 (4)] (Delivered along with 10.500 155mm rounds)

Tanks (Unknown Number)

  • T-72M1s [2022] (Delivered from Czech stocks in exchange for 15 Leopard 2A4 MBTs and 1 Büffel ARV through the 'Ringtausch' programme)
  • 28 M-55S' [October 2022] (From Slovenian stocks in exchange for 45 MAN 8x8 trucks through the 'Ringtausch' programme)
  • 18 Leopard 2A6s [March 2023]


Infantry Fighting Vehicles (110)

  • 40 BMP-1A1s [Delivered from October 2022 onwards] (From Greek stocks in exchange for 40 Marder IFVs through the 'Ringtausch' programme)
  • 30 BVP-1s [November 2022] (From Slovak stocks in exchange for 15 Leopard 2A4 MBTs through the 'Ringtausch' programme)
  • 40 Marder 1A3s [March 2023]

Armoured Personnel Carriers (54)

  • 54 M113G3DK/G4DKs [July and August 2022] (M113s taken from Danish stocks and subsequently overhauled with German funding)

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles (50)

  • 50 Dingos [November and December 2022]

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (3200)


Anti-Tank Weapons (23.800)


Anti-Drone Systems And Jammers (148)

  • Missing flag.png 10 Anti-Drone Guns* [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 55 Anti-Drone Sensors And Jammers* [2022] (Including 40 Frequency Range Extension Devices)
  • Missing flag.png 12 Electronic Anti-Drone Devices* [2022]
  • 2 Large Anti-Drone Jamming Systems* (Installed on HMMWV IMVs) [August 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 1 Communications Electronic Scanner/Jammer System* [May 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 7 Radio Jammers* [August 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 90 Drone Detection Systems* [December 2022, February and March 2023]

Radars (11)


Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (86+)

  • 54 Vectors** [June 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 32 Reconnaissance UAVs* [November 2022 and March 2023]

Unmanned Ships (10)

  • Missing flag.png 10 Unmanned Surface Vessels* [October and November 2022]

Unmanned Vehicles (7)


Engineering Vehicles And Equipment (68)


Vehicles (~896)

  • 12 Oshkosh M1070 Heavy Equipment and Tank Transporters* [November and December 2022]
  •  17 HX81 Heavy Equipment and Tank Transporters Along* [January and May 2023] (Including 12 Trailers)
  • Missing flag.png 12 Heavy Duty Trailer Trucks [December 2022]
  • 30 Armoured Volkswagen Amarok SUVs [2022]
  • 35 Heavy Duty 8x8 Trucks [December 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 4 Heavy Duty 8x6 Trucks* [April 2023] (Including 20 Containers)
  •  26 Load-Handling Trucks 15 Tonnes [January and February 2023]
  • 92 Zetros Trucks [January, February, March, April and May 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 288 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Minibuses And Trucks [2022 and 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 179 Pick-Up Trucks [2022 and January and May 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 130 Border Protection Vehicles (Iveco VM90s, Iveco ACL 90s and Renault TRM 2000s) [October, November, December and 2022, and January, February, March, April and May 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 36 Ambulances [November and December 2022]
  • Missing flag.png 8 Forklifts [October, November and December 2022 and March 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 2 Airport Fire Trucks [December 2022]
  • Missing flag.png Aircraft Refuelling Trucks [February 2023] 
  • Missing flag.png Dump Trucks [February 2023] 
  • Unimog Trucks [February 2023]

Small Arms (700)


  • Additional Missiles For The IRIS-T SLM SAM System* [November and December 2022 and January and April 2023]
  • 100 Missiles For The Patriot SAM Battery [April 2023]
  • Ammunition For The 227mm M270 ''MARS'' MLRS [July and October 2022 and March 2023]
  • 59.000 Rounds Of 35mm Ammunition For Gepard SPAAG [Delivered from June 2022 onwards]
  • 4000 Rounds Of 35mm Practice Ammunition For Gepard SPAAG [August 2022]
  • 23.500 155mm Artillery Rounds For PzH 2000 SPG [Delivered from June 2022 onwards] (Including at least 1000 flare and 2000 smoke rounds)
  • SMArt 155 Guided Artillery Rounds For PzH 2000 SPG [Delivered from June 2022 onwards]
  • 255+ Volcano Guided Artillery Rounds For PzH 2000 SPG [March 2023]
  • 83.520 Rounds Of 40mm Ammunition For Automatic Grenade Launchers [September and December 2022 and April 2023]
  •  20mm Ammunition for the Marder IFV [March 2023]
  • 3 Million Rounds Of 5.56×45mm Ammunition [2022]
  • 5 Million Rounds Of 7.62×51mm Ammunition [2022]
  • 14.1 Million Rounds Of Small Arms Ammunition [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 100.000 DM51/DM51A2 Hand Grenades [2022]
  • 3000 DM72A1 (PzF 3-IT) For Panzerfaust 3 [2022]
  • 50 DM32 Bunkerfaust Rounds For Panzerfaust 3 [2022]
  • (Artillery) Ammunition [March and April 2022]
  • 5300 Explosive Charges [2022]
  • 100.000 Metres Detonating Cord [2022] (Delivered along with 450.000 detonators)

Military Clothing

  • 28.000 Helmets [2022]
  • 15 Palettes Worth Of Military Clothing (Including 1300 Bulletproof Vests) [2022]
  • 116.000 Winter Jackets [2022]
  • 80.000 Winter Trousers [2022]
  • 240.000 Winter Hats [2022]
  • 600 Safety Glasses [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 353 Night Vision Goggles [2022]

Miscellaneous Equipment

  • MiG-29 Fighter Jet Spare Parts [2022]
  • Mi-24 Attack Helicopter Spare Parts* [November 2022]
  •  Leopard 2A6 MBT Spare Parts [March 2023]
  •  Marder 1 IFV Spare Parts [March 2023]
  • M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun Spare Parts [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 38 Laser-Range Finders [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 40 Laser-Designators [2022 and January 2023]
  • Missing flag.png 42 Mobile Antenna Mast Systems* [January, February, March and April 2023]
  •  10 Containers [February 2023]
  • 16 Palettes Worth Of Materiel For Explosive Ordnance Disposal [2022]
  • 290 Binoculars [2022]
  • 1 High Frequency Unit [August 2022]
  • 1 Radio Frequency System [2022]
  • 3000 Field Telephones [2022] (Delivered along with 5000 cable reels)
  • 2 Hangar Tents* [March 2023]
  • 200 Tents [2022]
  • 14.000 Sleeping Bags [2022]
  • 2725 Generators [2022 and 2023]
  • 36.400 Wool Blankets [December 2022]
  •  10 Winter Camouflage Nets [February 2023]
  • 148 Mobile Heating Systems [November and December 2022]
  • 405.000 Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) [2022]
  • Diesel And Gasoline [2022. Supplies ongoing]
  • 10 Tonnes Of AdBlue [2022]

To Be Delivered

Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems (6 Systems And 12 Launchers)

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (3 SPAAGs And 1 System)


Self-Propelled Artillery (34)

  • 18 155mm RCH 155s [To be delivered] (Purchased by Ukraine from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann through the security capacity building fund)
  • 16 155mm ShKH Zuzana 2s [To be delivered] (Joint purchase by Germany, Norway and Denmark from Slovakia)

Tanks (110)

  •  110 Leopard 1A5s [To be delivered] (In cooperation with the Netherlands and Denmark)

Armoured Fighting Vehicles (100)

  • Missing flag.png 100 ''Armoured Fighting Vehicles'' (Likely to be Fuchs and or Boxer APCs) [To be delivered]

Infantry Fighting Vehicles (20)


Anti-Tank Weapons (5000)


Anti-Drone Systems (30)

  • Missing flag.png 30 Drone Detection Systems* [To be delivered] (Including 8 Frequency Range Extension Devices)

Radars, Jammers And Reconnaissance Systems (76)

  • 7 TRML-4Ds [To be delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 8 Mobile Ground Surveillance Radars And Thermal Imaging Cameras* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 40 Ground Surveillance Radars* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 3 Drone Sensors* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 12 Communications Electronic Scanner/Jammer Systems* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 1 Satcom Surveillance System* [To Be Delivered]
  • 5 SurveilSPIRE Mobile Reconnaissance Systems* [To Be Delivered]

Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (413)

  • Missing flag.png 308 Reconnaissance UAVs* [To Be Delivered]
  •  105 Vectors** [To Be Delivered]

Unmanned Ships (10)

  • Missing flag.png 10 Unmanned Surface Vessels* [To Be Delivered]

Unmanned Vehicles (7)


Engineering Vehicles And Equipment (70)


Vehicles (807)

  • 12 Oshkosh M1070 Heavy Equipment and Tank Transporters* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 376 Border Protection Vehicles (Iveco VM90s, Iveco ACL 90s and Renault TRM 2000s) [To Be Delivered]
  • 73 HX81 Heavy Equipment and Tank Transporters Along With 86 Trailers* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 12 Heavy Equipment Transporters Along With 4 Trailers [December 2022]
  • 18 Heavy Duty 8x8 Trucks [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 3 Heavy Duty 8x6 Trucks* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 78 Heavy Duty Trailer Trucks* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 10 Protected Vehicles* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 180 Trucks* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 30 Tanker Trucks* [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 2 Tractors Along With 4 Trailers [To Be Delivered]

Small Arms (200)

  • 100 GMG Automatic Grenade Launchers* [To Be Delivered]
  • 100 MG5 General-Purpose Machine Guns* [To Be Delivered]


  • Additional Missiles For The IRIS-T SLM SAM System* [To Be Delivered]
  • Additional Missiles For The IRIS-T SLS SAM System* [To Be Delivered]
  • 26.350 155mm Artillery Rounds For PzH 2000 SPG* [To Be Delivered]
  • 132.480 Rounds Of 40mm Ammunition For Automatic Grenade Launchers [To Be Delivered]
  •  300.000 Rounds Of 35mm Ammunition For Gepard SPAAG [To Be Delivered]
  • 105mm Rounds For Leopard 1A5 [To Be Delivered]
  • 20mm Rounds For Marder IFV [To Be Delivered]

Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Missing flag.png 1 Vehicle Decontamination System [To Be Delivered]
  • Missing flag.png 8 Mobile Antenna Mast Systems* [To Be Delivered]
  • 5 Bridges For Biber Bridgelayes [To Be Delivered]
  • 26 Interchangeable Loading System (For Trucks) [To Be Delivered]
  • 130 Heating Systems [To Be Delivered]
  • 50 Field Heaters [To Be Delivered]
  • Oil Heaters [To Be Delivered]
  • Military Winter Clothing [To Be Delivered]
  • 450+ Generators [To Be Delivered]
  • 2000 Portable Lighting Systems* [To Be Delivered]
  • Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) [To Be Delivered]

A Ukrainian IRIS-T SLM SAM system with four missile canisters installed.

[1] Military support for Ukraine
[3]  Flawed But Commendable: Germany’s Ringtausch Programme 
[6] Arms For Ukraine: French Weapons Deliveries To Kyiv
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