Germany rejects F-35s, okays €5.4bn Eurofighter pact

Analysts say the decision retains intellectual property of the aircraft, electronic systems and weapons within the country

„On the same day that Donald Trump lost the US election, it was also confirmed that Lockheed Martin also lost a very big contract.

According to the Eurasian Times, the German parliament, the Bundestag, reportedly approved the acquisition of 38 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from Airbus to arm the Luftwaffe, the German air force – rejecting the Lockheed Martin F-35 bid.

The variants ordered are the Tranche-3, which would replace the in-service Tranche-1 variant of the Typhoons, at a cost of €5.4 billion.“ (…)

Germany rejects F-35s, okays €5.4bn Eurofighter pact