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The Bundeswehr will receive a fourth branch of the armed forces.

The Bundeswehr will receive a fourth branch of the armed forces.

As part of structural reform, the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) will receive a fourth branch of the armed forces, which will deal with activities in the cyber and information space, as well as a new operational command, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced on Thursday.

“In the future, the Bundeswehr will have one operational command, four branches of the armed forces and a support command,” Pistorius said during a press conference.

The creation of a unified operational command is due to the need to exercise command and control of the armed forces from a single center.

As for the types of armed forces, to the traditional three – ground forces, naval forces and air force – a fourth will now be added: forces operating in the cyber and information space. According to Pistorius, the new type of military will deal with hybrid threats: from disinformation campaigns to countering cyber attacks.


In general, according to the minister, the reform of the organizational structure of the Bundeswehr is designed to ensure the readiness of the German armed forces for emergency situations, including war.