Germany opts for US-European solution to replace fighter jet fleet

Berlin plans to buy 93 Eurofighters and 45 US-made F-18s to replace ageing combat jets, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Tuesday, emphasising that the US planes were necessary to help Germany meet its NATO obligations. Amid criticism over her decision to include US-made aircraft, the minister told Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper...

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