German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (2dL) addresses the media after receiving a report by external experts on the equipment of the German armed forces, Bundeswehr, in Berlin on October 6, 2014. The study is released shortly after aircraft problems and wider deficiences in defence hardware were revealed. The Bundeswehr had difficulties in the sending of arms and training personnel to Peshmerga Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State jihadists and in the delivery of its Ebola aid mission due to its equipment situation.
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