Bloomberg: Germany Sets Aside $10.5 Billion to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets 

Germany has earmarked €10 billion ($10.5 billion) to buy 35 F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, according to a government document seen by Bloomberg, reflecting Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s pledge to boost defense spending. 

The money will come from a debt-financed €100 billion special fund that Scholz announced shortly after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February. 

Deliveries under the plan are scheduled to take place between 2026 and 2029. The cost includes items such as air-to-ground missiles and ground infrastructure, according to the German document. Scholz pledged in a speech to parliament after Russia’s attack that Germany would invest “more than” 2% of gross domestic product annually in defense, aided by the special fund. 

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Update #1: Germany to decide mid-December on purchase of F-35 fighter jet (Reuters) 

Update #2: Germany will buy 35 Fighter Jets from the US for $10.5 billion (Novinite)  

WNU Editor: Delviery is expected between 2026 and 2029.