|Austrian Armed Forces|
Leopard 2A4 of the Bundesheer
|Service branches||Land Forces|
|Commander-in-Chief||President Heinz Fischer|
|Minister of Defence||Norbert Darabos|
|Chief of staff||General Edmund Entacher|
|1,914,800 males, age 16-49,|
1,870,134 females, age 16-49
|1,550,441 males, age 16-49,|
1,515,365 females, age 16-49
|Percent of GDP||0. The Leopard 2 is a German Main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979 History Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Aviation TroopsThe Austrian Air Force ( De: Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte) was formed in May 1955 by the Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. Heinz Fischer (born 9 October 1938) is the federal president of Austria. 9% (2004)|
|Domestic suppliers||Steyr Mannlicher|
Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (General Dynamics)
|Foreign suppliers|| France|
|History||Military history of Austria|
The current name of the Military of Austria is Österreichs Bundesheer ("Federal Army of Austria", official English name Austrian Armed Forces). The Austrian firm Steyr-Mannlicher is a Firearms manufacturer based in the city of Steyr. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Military Frontier was an important way in which Austria defended itself against the Ottomans. The Austro-Hungarian Army was the ground force of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy (1867 - 1918 Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Between 1918 and 1921, the Austrian semi-regular army was called Volkswehr ("People's Defence"), and fought against Yugoslavian army units occupying parts of Carinthia. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croato-Slovene ie Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija Carinthia (Kärnten Koroška is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. It has been known as "Bundesheer" since then, except when Austria was a part of Nazi Germany (1938-1945; see Anschluss). Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers The ( German: "link-up" also known as the, was the 1938 Annexation of Austria into Greater Germany by the Nazi The Austrian Army did develop a defence plan in 1938 against Germany, but politics meant it was never implemented.
In 1955, Austria declared its Everlasting Neutrality and made neutrality a constitutional law. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich For other uses of Neutral and Neutrality see Neutral A neutral country takes no side in a War between other parties The Austrian Military's main purpose since then has been the protection of Austria's neutrality. The main branches since the last structural reform are the Land Forces (Kommando Landstreitkräfte; KdoLaSK), Air Forces (Kommando Luftstreitkräfte; KdoLuSK), Mission Support (Kommando Einsatzunterstützung; KdoEU), International Missions (Kommando Internationale Einsätze; KdoIE), Command Support (Kommando Führungsunterstützung; KdoFüU) and Special Forces (Kommando Spezialeinsatzkräfte; KdoSEK). History Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Aviation TroopsThe Austrian Air Force ( De: Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte) was formed in May 1955 by the
With the end of the Cold War, the Austrian military have increasingly assisted the border police in controlling the influx of illegal immigrants through Austrian borders. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the The war in the neighbouring Balkans resulted in the lifting of the restrictions on the range of weaponry of the Austrian military that had been imposed by a 1955 international treaty. The Yugoslav Wars were a series of violent conflicts in the territory of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY that took place between 1991 and
The main constitutional tasks of today's Austrian military are:
The Austrian military has a wide variety of equipment. Recently, Austria has spent considerable amounts of money modernizing its military arsenal. Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Ulan and Pandur infantry fighting vehicles, C-130 Hercules transport planes, S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopters, and Eurofighter Typhoon multi-purpose combat aircraft have been purchased, along with new helicopters to replace the inadequate ones used after the 1999 Galtür Avalanche. The Leopard 2 is a German Main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979 The ASCOD ( A ustrian S panish Co operation D evelopment AFV family is the product of a cooperation parp between Austrian Steyr-Daimler-Puch The Pandur II 8 X 8 is an improved modular all-wheel-drive version of the Pandur 6X6 APC wheeled armoured vehicle An infantry fighting vehicle ( IFV, also known as (mechanized infantry combat vehicle, (MICV) is a type of Armoured fighting vehicle (AFV WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout On February 23 1999 the worst Alpine avalanche in 40 years It killed 31 people in the small Alpine village of Galtür, Austria.
Austria's current equipment includes:
Some of the traditions of the old Austro-Hungarian Army continue to be carried on in Bundesheer. For example, the most famous regiment in the Bundesheer is the "Hoch und Deutschmeister Regiment", now known as Jägerregiment Wien based in "Maria Theresien Kaserne", named after Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Maria Theresa (Maria Theresia see also names in other languages; May 13, 1717 November 29 1780) was the Archduchess regnant Also nearly every other regiment of the Bundesheer carries on traditions of the famous Austro-Hungarian regiments like "Kaiserjäger", "Rainer", etc.
Austria's combat frogmen are part of the commando group of the Austrian federal army, the so-called Jagdkommando. A frogman is someone who is trained to dive or swim in a military capacity often in combat In Military science, the term commando can refer to an individual a Military unit, or a raiding style of military operation. The Jagdkommando (lit Hunting Command) is the Austrian Armed Forces ' Special Operations group The commando group is available for special operations in multinational operations, and for operational clearing-up in remote reconnaissance employments and in military protection of individuals abroad. Reconnaissance (also scouting) is a military and medical term denoting exploration conducted to gain information
They use the Dräger LAR-V oxygen rebreather, which weighs 11 Kg and has a 1. The Drägerwerk AG is a German company based in Lübeck with a focus on breathing and protection equipment as well as gas detection and analysis systems A rebreather is a type of Breathing set that provides a Breathing gas containing Oxygen and recycled exhaled gas 5 liter oxygen cylinder and allows a dive 3 hours long. A diving cylinder, scuba tank or diving tank is used to store and transport high Pressure Breathing gas as a component of SCUBA (Self-Contained
Beyond that they have special tasks within the range of combat frogmen, the paratroops, and personal guards. Paratroopers are Soldiers trained in Parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force.
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