German Defense Ministry assessed the military capabilities of Russia and China, expressing alarm at the alleged growing threat from Moscow and Beijing. This is reported by Welt am Sonntag with reference to the report, issued by the German War Office.
According to German military estimates, Russian army, numbering 840 thousands of people, very well prepared and can “move quickly”. The report indicates, what “traditional Russian Armed Forces” able to achieve superiority “in a certain area for a limited time”. The Bundeswehr is particularly concerned about the latest hypersonic missiles, that “impossible to intercept” and “modernization of nuclear potential”.
At the same time, the Russian army also has disadvantages., the document says. These in Berlin included the lack of attack drones and the limited ability to conduct long-term naval operations. “globally”.
The report indicates, that Russia is currently pursuing a goal “destabilizing and weakening NATO”.
but, despite the increased level of threat from Russia, Germany fears China more, which in terms of the scale of global influence and the volume of arms sales is more and more superior to Russia. The report focuses on the size of the Chinese army, nuclear and missile capabilities, as well as the increasing capabilities of the PLA.
German experts found flaws in the Chinese army. They attributed to them insufficient professional training of military personnel and weak coordination between the Navy and the PLA Air Force..