Suspicious drones are sighted at night over the Bundeswehr location in Wildflecken. The police are investigating who could be behind this. Because according to a report, Ukrainian soldiers are being trained on the Dingo armored vehicle at the military training area there, a certain suspicion arises.
There were suspicious drone flights at a Bundeswehr military training area on Saturday night. A spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Defense said there had been "repeated drone overflights by several drones over the Bundeswehr property and the adjacent Wildflecken military training area". The police were "immediately informed" and have started investigations. It is said to have been a good dozen drones.
The "Spiegel" had already reported at the end of August that German security authorities had indications that Russian secret services were spying on the training of Ukrainian soldiers on Western weapon systems in Germany. Shortly after the start of the courses at two Bundeswehr locations - Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate and Grafenwöhr in Bavaria - the Military Shield Service (MAD) noticed suspicious vehicles from which the access roads to the barracks were probably observed, the magazine reported at the time .
According to MAD findings, the training areas were also flown over several times with small drones in order to observe the training of the Ukrainian soldiers, the report said. In Idar-Oberstein, the Bundeswehr trained Ukrainian soldiers on the Panzerhaubitze 2000, in Grafenwoehr the US armed forces trained Ukrainians on western artillery systems.