The German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group
In 2013, the German Federal Government and the Government of the Republic of Namibia singed a renewed agreement on the principles of the German Equipment Aid Programme for foreign armed forces. With this new agreement in place, Germany and Namibia continue their cooperation which has been in place since 1992. This cooperation has included the secondment of a group of technical advisors of the German Defence Force, the Bundeswehr, (German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group – GAFTAG), to the Republic of Namibia, usually comprising up to nine military personnel.
The Federal Republic of Germany provides technical aid worth up to N$ 111,695,388.50, (not exceeding 6 860 000.- Euros depending on the exchange rate), for the period 2017 to 2020. The provision of the full financial aid depends on the availability of the said amount in the budget of the German Federal Government for the relevant budget year (budget reservation).