The AMPT ensures the safety of the aircraft (Source: Bundeswehr)
The Air Mobile Protection Team (AMPT) provides protection for airplanes, helicopters, crew and passengers. The German Air Force Unit is quickly ready for use and support in case of need even in crises.
In future more German troops can be deployed as part of the UN mission. (Source: Bundeswehr)
In future Germany is to step up its support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. As of February, up to 1,000 German soldiers can be deployed within the framework of the UN mission.
Ursula von der Leyen is the 17th Minister of Defence.
The so-called Amt Blank became the Federal Ministry of Defence on 7 June 1955. Shortly before this date, the Federal Republic of Germany had acceded to NATO. The Federal Ministry of Defence is thus one of the younger ministries of the Federal Government. It can nevertheless look back on a very eventful history.