Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===German Reunification 1990=== After reunification of Germany in 1990, the Bundeswehr was reduced to 370,000 military personnel in accordance with the [[Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany]] between the two German governments and the Allies (2+4 Treaty). The former East German ''[[Nationale Volksarmee]]'' (NVA) was disbanded, with a portion of its personnel and material being absorbed into the Bundeswehr. [[File:Eurofighter 9803.ogg|thumb|left|thumbtime=32|A [[Eurofighter Typhoon]] of the [[German Air Force|Luftwaffe]].]] About 50,000 ''Volksarmee'' personnel were integrated into the ''Bundeswehr'' on 2 October 1990. This figure was rapidly reduced as conscripts and short-term volunteers completed their service. A number of senior officers (but no generals or admirals) received limited contracts for up to two years to continue daily operations. Personnel remaining in the ''Bundeswehr'' were awarded new contracts and new ranks, dependent on their individual qualification and experience. Many received and accepted a lower rank than previously held in the ''Volksarmee''. In general, the unification process of the two militaries—under the slogan "''Armee der Einheit''" (or "Army of Unity")—has been seen publicly as a major success and an example for other parts of the society. With the reduction, a large amount of the military hardware of the ''Bundeswehr'', as well as of the ''Volksarmee'', had to be disposed of. Most of the armored vehicles and fighter jet aircraft (Bundesluftwaffe - due to Reunification - was the only Air Force in the world that flew both: Phantoms and MIGs) were dismantled under international disarmament procedures. Many ships were scrapped or sold, often to the Baltic states or [[Indonesia]] (the latter received 39 former ''Volksmarine'' vessels of various types). Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Bundeswehr"