German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht sits in a Puma fighting tank during her visit at Munster military base, in Munster, Germany, February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo 

Politico: Our tanks are kaputt, German general warns  

During a recent exercise, all 18 participating Puma infantry fighting vehicles broke down. 

BERLIN — Maybe it’s a good thing Germany refused to send Ukraine tanks after all. 

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht called an emergency meeting with her generals on Monday to discuss the latest crisis to befall Germany’s beleaguered military: broken tanks. 

The emergency meeting follows the leak of an email from a senior commander to the head of the Bundeswehr armed forces, in which he laments the sorry state of his division’s infantry fighting vehicles.  

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More News On Germany’s Newest Tanks

Germany pauses purchases of Puma tanks after operational problems — Reuters

Technical problems plague Germany’s Puma armored vehicles — DW

Germany pauses buying Puma tanks after mass breakdown — The Guardian/AFP

Puma tanks unusable: Is Germany’s military unfit for action? — DW

Disaster as 18 of Germany’s new advanced tanks break down during training — The Telegraph