10th Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)
|10th Armoured Division
10th Armoured Division Shoulder Insignia
|Active||1 April 1959–present|
|Role||Conventional warfare, asymmetric warfare|
|Size||~ 12,100 soldiers|
|Part of||German Army|
|Motto(s)||Reliable, mobile, quick!
Zuverlässig - beweglich - schnell!
|Anniversaries||1 April 1959|
|Engagements||War in Bosnia
Civil war in Albania
War in Afghanistan
|Major General Bernd Schütt|
The 10th Armoured Division (German: 10. Panzerdivision) is an armoured division of the German Army, part of the Bundeswehr. Its staff is based at Veitshöchheim. The division is a unit of the German Army's stabilization forces and specializes in conflicts of low intensity.
This division was founded as the 10. Panzerdivision of the new German Army in 1959. Originally only consisting of armoured units, it is now also commands Germany's last mountain warfare unit. For this reason the Edelweiss badge has become another commonly used insignia to denote allegiance to this formation. The 10th Panzer Division is a part of Germany's permanent contribution to Eurocorps, the other being the German contribution to the Franco-German Brigade which was subordinate to the division until 2006.
After 1993 troops of this division participated in numerous overseas deployments. Among them were the first out-of-area land deployment operations for the Bundeswehr (in fact of any German military unit after World War II). Troops were deployed to Somalia (UNOSOM II) from 1993 to 1994 and to Bosnia and Herzegovina (IFOR) from 1995 to 1996 and stayed in this country until 1998 (SFOR). Soldiers of the 10th Armoured Division's SFOR contingent were also involved in the Bundeswehr's first combat operation in 1997 (Operation Libelle). In 2000, the 10th Armoured Division deployed more than 8,000 personnel to the Balkans. Between 2002 and 2003, it deployed to various operations in the Balkans and in Afghanistan.
- 10. Panzerdivision in Veitshöchheim
- Staff and Signal Company 10th Panzerdivision in Veitshöchheim
- 131st Artillery Battalion (Artilleriebataillon 131) in Weiden in der Oberpfalz with 16x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
- 345th Artillery Demonstration Battalion (Artillerielehrbataillon 345) in Idar-Oberstein with 24x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
- 12th Armored Brigade (Panzerbrigade 12) in Cham
- Staff and Signal Company 12th Armored Brigade in Cham
- 8th Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 8) in Freyung with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
- 8th Mountain Panzer Battalion (Gebirgspanzerbataillon 8) in Pfreimd (2x of 4x tank companies active) with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
- 104th Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 104) in Pfreimd with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
- 112th Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 112) in Regen with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
- 122nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 122) in Oberviechtach with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
- 4th Armored Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 4) in Bogen
- 4th Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 4) in Roding
- 23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade (Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23) in Bad Reichenhall
- Staff and Signal Company 23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade in Bad Reichenhall
- 230th Mountain Reconnaissance Battalion (Gebirgsaufklärungsbataillon 230) in Füssen with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
- 231st Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 231) in Bad Reichenhall with GTK Boxer armored personnel carriers
- 232nd Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 232) in Bischofswiesen with Bv206S
- 233rd Mountain Infantry Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 233) in Mittenwald with Bv206S
- 8th Mountain Engineer Battalion (Gebirgspionierbataillon 8) in Ingolstadt
- 8th Mountain Supply Battalion (Gebirgsversorgungsbataillon 8) in Füssen
- 230th Mountain Transport Mules Training Center (Einsatz- und Ausbildungszentrum für Gebirgstragtierwesen 230) in Bad Reichenhall
- 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (Panzergrenadierbrigade 37) in Frankenberg
- Staff and Signal Company 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Frankenberg
- 13h Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 13) in Gotha with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
- 371st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 371) in Marienberg with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
- 391st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 391) in Bad Salzungen with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
- 393rd Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 393) in Bad Frankenhausen with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
- 701st Armored Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 701) in Gera
- 131st Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 131) in Bad Frankenhausen
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