Organization area equipment, information technology and use

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Organization area equipment, information technology and use

Lineup December 1, 2012
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Type Civil organization area
structure Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr
Strength mostly civil servants and employees , as well as 1,694 soldiers (July 2020)
Web presence Website OrgBer AIN
Ministerial management
Head of Department Equipment Vice Admiral
Carsten Stawitzki

The Organization field equipment, information technology and use ( AIN ) is in the armed forces , a civil organization area of defense administration .


The task of the organizational area is to equip the Bundeswehr with powerful and functionally reliable equipment through the development, testing, procurement and usage management of defense material.


The organizational area is managed by the equipment department in the Federal Ministry of Defense . This department is divided into:

  • Management level
    • Head of department
    • Deputy Head of Department
    • Section A RC - Risk Management and Controlling
    • Subdivisions
      • A I - Central tasks of the equipment department
      • A II - Arms policy matters, departmental research
      • A III - PPP ; Holdings; PurchasingBw; Recovery ; Complex services


Of the organization area includes the Federal Office for the equipment, information technology and use of the German Federal Armed Forces (BAAINBw) as a federal authority with seat in Koblenz , which occupies a central role in the organization area and its downstream region (including six Wehrtechnische Directory ):


The organizational area was created in the course of the realignment of the Bundeswehr . With this, the then two organizational areas of the Bundeswehr administration, territorial defense administration and armaments area, were divided into the three new organizational areas of personnel and infrastructure, environmental protection and services as well as equipment, information technology and use.

Individual evidence

  1. Foundation of BAAINBw
  2. ^ Federal Ministry of Defense: Bundeswehr personnel figures . August 2020, accessed on August 31, 2020 (as of July 2020).
  3. Equipment, information technology and use. In: February 27, 2019, accessed October 22, 2019 .
  4. BMVg organizational plan. (PDF) In: October 1, 2019, accessed October 22, 2019 .