A personnel campaign has also been running for two years to attract young men and women to become soldiers. The Ministry of Defense explains the Court of Auditors’ previous criticism of the 4th Armored Grenadier Brigade with the dramatically changed geopolitical conditions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The “OBH 2032+” development plan aims to adapt combat units, particularly the 4th Armored Grenadier Brigade, to new threats.
Furthermore, the federal military depends on quality management and training control. Defense Minister Claudia Tanner (ÖVP) emphasizes this: “We did our homework and reacted quickly to the changed framework conditions. With 560 million euros alone we are refurbishing the Leopard and Ulan fleets, and some construction work will also be carried out at Wells and Reed Barracks over the next few years to be able to meet future demands. Construction is already underway at Reed. Not only the highly satisfactory army budget, but also its transparent operation is guaranteed by the “OBH 2032+” development plan.