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Germany plans to spend EUR8.9 billion on armaments in 2020

05 December 2019
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Germany plans to spend EUR8.9 billion (USD9.9 billion) on armaments in 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on its website on 5 December upon publication of its latest armaments report.

In 2019, the Bundeswehr received an F125 frigate, 45 Puma infantry fighting vehicles, four Eurofighter combat aircraft, and six A400M transports, among other systems, the ministry said in its 10th biannual armaments report. In addition, the Bundestag authorised spending EUR5.9 billion on new armaments projects in 2019, according to the MoD.

Germany’s EUR45.1 billion defence budget for 2020, representing a 4.2% increase from 2019, will be broken down into EUR7.4 billion for procurement, EUR1.5 billion for development and testing, EUR4.5 billion in equipment and vehicle maintenance, and EUR3.2 billion in services for the Bundeswehr.

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