has been set aside to comprehensively equip the Federal Armed Forces over the next few years. It will enable reduction of the modernisation backlog and ensure that the Federal Armed Forces have up-to-date equipment.
The Federal Armed Forces Procurement Acceleration Act enables contracts to be awarded more easily and rapidly for a limited period and to have these contracts audited.
For example, the law allows deviations from the provisions of the German Anti-Trust Act if justified by economic, technical, or time-related reasons.
It will also be easier to benefit from collaboration programmes with other EU member states: these promote enhanced European collaboration, the strengthening of Europe's defence capacities, and the creation of a common industrial and technological base for European defence.
The law permits the exclusion of contracting authorities – such as companies based in states that do not offer the necessary guarantee for safeguarding the security interests of the Federal Republic of Germany – from participating in the procurement procedure. As such, the procurement procedure will take greater account of security interests.