List of modern equipment of the German Army

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Modern equipment of the German Army, list of equipment currently in service with the German Army.

Infantry weapons[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Notes
Heckler & Koch USP

Designated as:

Pistole 8 (P8)

Pistole 12 (P12)
First-year H&K USP 9mm (32415150000).jpg
H&K USP Tactical (29091436595).jpg
Germany Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum

.45 ACP (11.43x23mm)
The P8 model (9×19mm) will become the standard handgun of the Bundeswehr, while the P12 model (.45 ACP/11.43x23 mm) will be used by the Special Forces.
Heckler & Koch P7 HK P7 M13 (20965360961).jpg West Germany Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by Military Police.
Heckler & Koch P30 Koalorka H&K P30L.jpg Germany Handgun 9×19mm Parabellum Used by Military Police and the special forces;[1] replacing the P7.
Heckler & Koch P2A1 Heckler u Koch Signalpistole P2A2.jpg West Germany Flare gun 26.5mm
Submachine guns
Heckler & Koch MP7 Heckler & Koch MP7A1.jpg Germany Submachine gun HK 4.6×30mm Replacing the UZI to become the standard submachine gun of the German Army.
Heckler & Koch MP5 Heckler Koch MP5.jpg West Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum In use with the Special Forces - Kommando Spezialkräfte, the military police and the German Navy.
Heckler & Koch HK417 Combater.jpg Germany Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Bundeswehr designation "G27"[2]
Heckler & Koch G36 Gewehr G36.jpg Germany Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Standard assault rifle of the German Army since 1997, replacing the old G3. The G36 will be replaced by a new standard service rifle, possibly the HK433.
Heckler & Koch G38 / Heckler & Koch G95 HK416.jpg Germany Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Special forces only. HK416 A5 designated as 'G38'. HK416 A7 designated as 'G95'
Heckler & Koch G3 DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg West Germany Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Was the standard rifle of the West German army; last active use was in the War in Afghanistan. Since then, all weapons are in reserve, with batches being given away to friendly forces, like the Peshmerga.
Karabiner 98k Kar 98K - AM.021488.jpg Nazi Germany Carbine 7.92×57mm Mauser Retained for ceremonial use only.[3]
Machine guns
Heckler & Koch MG4 H&KMG4.jpg Germany Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Standard light machine gun of the German Army.
Rheinmetall MG3 BundeswehrMG3.jpg West Germany General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Standard general-purpose machine gun of the German Army; it was derived from MG 42. Will be replaced by the MG5.
Heckler & Koch MG5 H&K MG5 silhouette.svg Germany General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Will become the new standard general-purpose machine gun of the German Army; replacing the MG3
M2 Browning M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg United States Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm NATO Standard heavy machine gun German Army. Bundeswehr designation "Maschinengewehr Kaliber .50". Used mostly as vehicle armament, for example on the LIV (SO) Serval.
Minigun (M134D-H) Royal Navy Minigun.jpg United States machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Used on H145M helicopters, vehicles and smaller boats under the designation MG6]].
Sniper rifles
Accuracy International AWM Bundeswehr-Technik 01 (RaBoe).jpg United Kingdom Sniper rifle .300 Winchester Magnum Bundeswehr designation "G22".
Heckler & Koch G28 20131223 G28 Afghanistan.jpg Germany Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Based on the HKMR308.[4]
M107/M107A1 G82 German Army Barrett M107 variant.jpg United States Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×99mm NATO Bundeswehr designation "G82/G82A1".
Haenel RS9 Haenel RS9.jpg Germany Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Bundeswehr designation "G29", in service with the special forces; replacing the G22[5]
Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 H&KFabarmFP6entry.jpg Germany and Italy Shotgun 12 gauge
Remington Model 870 M870mcs.jpg United States Shotgun 12 gauge Now being replaced by the FP6.
Grenades and grenade launchers
DM51 DM51 Transportkoffer.JPG Germany Fragmentation grenade
Heckler & Koch AG36 GewehrAG36.jpg Germany Grenade launcher 40×46mm Replacing the HK69A1; Bundeswehr designation "AG-40 2".
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 HK69A1.jpg West Germany Grenade launcher 40×46mm Bundeswehr designation "AG40 A1"
Heckler & Koch GMG HK GMW.jpg Germany Automatic grenade launcher 40×53mm Bundeswehr designation "Granatmaschinenwaffe 40mm". Sometimes used as vehicle armament on vehicles such as the TPz Fuchs, Mungo ESK, Boxer, or Fennek.[6]
Anti-tank weapons
Panzerfaust 3 Panzerfaust3.jpg Germany Rocket-propelled grenade 60mm Standard infantry AT weapon.
MATADOR MATADOR Stand.jpg Germany, and Singapore Rocket launcher 90mm Designation "RGW90".
Carl Gustav M3E1.jpg Sweden Recoilless rifle 84mm Former standard AT weapon of West Germany, now used only for firing signal ammunition in training scenarios. Bundeswehr designation "Schwere Panzerfaust 84 mm/Leuchtbüchse 84 mm".[7]
EUROSPIKE SPIKE ATGM.jpg Israel and Germany Anti-tank missile 152mm Spike-LR variant, locally designated MELLS and manufactured by EuroSpike GmbH, to be mounted on Puma infantry fighting vehicles.[8][9]
MILAN MILAN-IWM PR 27-IMG 6500-gradient.jpg France and West Germany Anti-tank missile 115mm


Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
Armored vehicles
Leopard 2 Leopard 2 A7.JPG Germany Main battle tank 244 active[10]
176 available
105 operational
Marder ILÜ der Bundeswehr am 24.09.2012 -- Marder vorne.jpg West Germany Infantry fighting vehicle 382[10] 200 to be upgraded; will remain in service until the Puma becomes fully operational by 2024[11]
Puma IFV Puma 2015 (19727694195).jpg Germany Infantry fighting vehicle 200 Replacing Marder.[12] 190 Puma IFVs delivered by January 2018[13]
TPz Fuchs TPz 1 Fuchs NBC reconnaissance vehicle.jpg West Germany Armored personnel carrier 907 active
684 available
525 operational[10]
267 upgraded to the latest A8 version
GTK Boxer Boxer DVD.jpg Germany and Netherlands Armored personnel carrier 403; deliveries until 2020 Replacing TPz Fuchs fleet partly.
BV 206S Hägglunds Bv206S ambulance.jpg Sweden Specialist vehicle 347 189 armoured model and 158 standard models.
Wiesel 1/2 Wiesel120mm2.jpg Germany Armored fighting vehicle 972
Eagle IV/Eagle V Mowag Eagle V.jpg Switzerland MRAP 495 +176 Eagle V 495 ordered, 20 will be armored ambulances
Enok Bundeswehr LAPV Enok.png Germany Armored car 131[14]
Dingo 1/2 Dingo 2.jpg Germany Infantry mobility vehicle 1,675
Fennek Fennek 2.jpg Germany and Netherlands Light armored reconnaissance vehicle 917 (of 248) 148 reconnaissance, 24 combat engineer, 50 joint fire support teams (JFST). Total number to be increased to 248.[15]
KMW Grizzly Germany and Italy MRAP
AGF Serval Serval 2.jpg Germany Light armored utility vehicle
DURO III Kdo DURO M2+M1 o. 2xM2+ - Schweizer Armee - Steel Parade 2006.jpg Switzerland MRAP
Mungo ESK Krauss Maffai Mungo.jpg Germany MRAP, NBC vehicle > 400[16]
YAK Duro3 MSPO2004.jpg Germany MRAP, various roles 296 Based on DURO III.
Artillery and air defence
M270 MLRS MARS (MLRS) Bundeswehr.jpg United States
Multiple rocket launcher 38[17] 38 are planned to remain in service.[18]
PzH 2000 PzH2000 houwitser.png Germany Self-propelled artillery 121 active
75 available
42 operational[10]
101 are planned to remain in service.[15]
Tampella Granatkastare m41 Revinge 2012.jpg
Panzermörser M 113 A1 G (Links).jpg
Finland Mortar 86[17] 120mm mortar based artillery.
Engineering vehicles
Dachs Pionierpanzer Dachs (2008).jpg West Germany Engineering vehicle Based on Leopard 1 chassis.
Büffel Bergepanzer Bueffel.jpg Germany Armored recovery vehicle Based on Leopard 2 chassis.
Keiler Minenräumpanzer Keiler.jpg Germany Mine-clearing vehicle
Biber Panzerschnellbruecke Biber auf Brueckenleger.jpg West Germany Armored vehicle-launched bridge
Leguan Panzerschnellbrücke Leguan.jpg Germany Armored vehicle-launched bridge 7 ordered Replacing the Biber.
M3 Amphibious Rig M3G ferry 2.jpg Germany Amphibious bridge layer
SLT 50 Elefant
Slt Elefant.jpg
Germany Tank transporter
Germany Truck 2,271 on order. Replacing KAT1. First 20 delivered in November 2018
Austria and Germany Truck
Zetros Mercedes-Benz Zetros GTF 6x6.JPG Germany Truck
Unimog Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000.jpg Germany Truck 18,000
MAN KAT1 MAN gl (6×6) truck - August 2011 - 01.jpg Germany Truck
Volkswagen T3/T4 VW T5 Transporter front 20080811.jpg Germany Utility van
Mercedes-Benz 250 GD "Wolf" Bundeswehr MB Wolf.jpg Germany Utility car


Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
Eurocopter Tiger France and Germany Rotorcraft Attack 65 13 on order.[19] 51 will remain in service [20]
NHI NH90 TTH Multinational Rotorcraft Transport 54 18 more on order.[19]
Eurocopter H145 France and Germany Rotorcraft Search and rescue and utility 15 [19]
Eurocopter H135 France and Germany Rotorcraft Trainer 19 [19]
Bell UH-1D Iroquois United States Rotorcraft Utility 29 [19]


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