Cyber and Information Space Command (Germany)

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Cyber and Information Space Command
Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum
InternesVerbandsabzeichenKdoCIR.png
Insignia
Active 2017–present
Country  Federal Republic of Germany
Type Electronic Warfare
Size 13,500
Garrison/HQ Bonn
March Cyber-March[1]
Anniversaries 1 April 2017
Commanders
Inspector of the Cyber and Information Space Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos
Deputy Inspector of the Cyber and Information Space
and Chief of Staff
Brigadier General Michael Vetter

The Cyber and Information Space Command (German: Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum) (Kdo CIR) is the youngest branch of Germany's military the Bundeswehr. The decision to form new a military branch was presented by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on 26 April 2016, with the command becoming operational on 1 April 2017. The command's headquarter is Bonn.[2]

History[edit]

In November 2015 the German Ministry of Defense activated a Staff Group within the ministry tasked with developing plans for a reorganization of the Cyber, IT, military intelligence, geo-information, and operative communication units of the Bundeswehr.[3]

On 26 April 2016 Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen presented the plans for the new military branch to the public and on 5 October 2016 the command's staff became operational as a department within the ministry of defense. On 1 April 2017 the command activated as the 6th branch of the Bundeswehr and will take command of all existing Cyber, IT, military intelligence, geo-information, and operative communication units. The Command is planned to be fully operational by 2021.

Organisation[edit]

The Kdo CIR is commanded by the Inspector of the Cyber and Information Space Command (Inspekteur des Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum) (InspCIR), a three-star general position, based in Bonn.

  • Inspector CIR
    • Deputy-Inspector CIR and Chief of Staff
      • Command Staff
      • Operations Staff
      • Planning Staff
    • KdoStratAufkl.svg Strategic Reconnaissance Command, in Gelsdorf
      • EloKaBtl 911.jpg 911th Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • EloKaBtl 912.png 912th Electronic Warfare Battalion, mans the Oste-class SIGINT/ELINT and reconnaissance ships
      • EloKaBtl 931.png 931st Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • EloKaBtl 932.jpg 932nd Electronic Warfare Battalion, provides airborne troops for operations in enemy territory
      • SchStratAufklBw.png Bundeswehr Strategic Reconnaissance School
      • Bundeswehr Operational Communications Center
      • Cyber-Operations Center
      • Electronic Warfare Analysis Center
      • Central Imaging Reconnaissance, operating the SAR-Lupe satellites
      • ZU-StelleBwTAufkl.png Central Bundeswehr Investigation Authority for Technical Reconnaissance
    • AGeoBw.jpg Bundeswehr Geographical Information Center, in Euskirchen
    • Wappen FüUstgKdoBw.jpg Information Technology Command, in Bonn
      • Bits wappen Farbe.png Bundeswehr IT Operations Center
      • FüUstgSBw.jpg Bundeswehr Information Technology School
      • FüUstgBtl 281.png 281st Information Technology Battalion
      • FüUstgBtl 282.png 282nd Information Technology Battalion
      • FüUstgBtl 292.png 292nd Information Technology Battalion
      • FüUstgBtl 293.png 293rd Information Technology Battalion
      • FüUstgBtl 381.png 381st Information Technology Battalion
      • FüUstgBtl 383.png 383rd Information Technology Battalion
      • Bits wappen Farbe.png Bundeswehr Cyber-Security Center

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