German armsmaker finishes building repair facility in Romania to help Ukraine, N-TV says

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CEO of the Rheinmetall AG, Armin Papperger, presumably with a Panther tank in the background, an illustrative image/ Source: Source: 

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Rheinmetall AG, a German automotive and arms manufacturer, completes building a maintenance and logistics center near the Romanian border with Ukraine, according to a German television news channel N-TV.

Western military gear and combat systems that Ukraine is provided by its allies, such as the main battle tanks Leopard 2, will be kept operational and repaired at a new maintenance center built 31 kilometers from Ukraine in the Romanian town of Satu Maru, according to N-TV.

This maintenance center will be the third German defense repair facility in Eastern Europe. Two others are located in Lithuania and Slovakia, according to Defence Express.

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Apart from German equipment, such as Leopard 2 tanks, Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Fuchs armored personnel carriers, and military trucks, the German repair facility in Romania will provide service for British Challenger 2 tanks, which Rheinmetall AG modernizes together with BAE Systems, and other armored vehicles and road freight transport used by Ukraine’s Armed Forces, N-TV reported. Moreover, the newly built center will serve the combat vehicles of NATO members stationed in Romania.

“It is a key concern for us at Rheinmetall to give the NATO forces and Ukraine the best possible support in this critical situation,” Rheinmetall chief Armin Papperger told N-TV.

The maintenance facility in Romania is scheduled to start working in April 2023, according to N-TV. It should “play a central role in maintaining the operational readiness of Western combat systems in use in Ukraine and in ensuring their logistical support,” a Rheinmetall spox said.


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