Germany to Allocate Over $10 Billion for Purchasing F-35A Lightning II Fighters, Reports Say
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany has set aside â‚¬10 billion ($10.54 billion) to buy 35 F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, US media reports citing a government document.
Deliveries of the sinle-engine stealth multirole combat aircraft are expected between 2026 and 2029.
Apart from the fighters, Germany also plans to purchase air-to-ground missiles and ground infrastructure, according to the government document cited by media.
The funds for the purchase of the 35 F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft and other items will come from a debt-financed â‚¬100 billion ($105.4 billion) special fund announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier this year.
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