In just 6 months’ time the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) deployed the Heron reconnaissance drone aircraft to Mali in support of the MINUSMA United Nations mission. The aircraft system is now fully operational.
Heron on the Horizon
“This is our Air Force One”, Stefan Rauscher says about the aircraft “Konrad Adenauer”. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier enjoy using the Airbus A340 300, which is operated by the Bundeswehr, as government aircraft.
Upgrade for “Konrad Adenauer“
On 5th January 2017, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a contract on the procurement and retrofitting of a used Airbus A321, to be utilized by the Special Air Mission Wing of the FMoD.
New Aircraft for the Special Air Mission Wing of the FMoD