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German MoD mulls military equipment shopping list

16th March 2022 - 16:45 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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A German 155mm self-propelled howitzer of the Franco-German Brigade fires artillery called in by AH-64 Apache pilots. (Photo: US Army)

Berlin is planning to spend big on defence equipment following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Following the announcement of the €100 billion ($111.69 billion) fund for defence by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the German MoD is working to generate a list of urgently needed capabilities.

Having already announced its intention to acquire the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet to replace the Tornado in its nuclear sharing role, Berlin’s shopping list also includes armed UAVs and a replacement heavy-lift helicopter.

On 15 March, Shephard reported on Germany’s selection of the F-35A and the Eurofighter Electronic Combat Role (ECR) variant to fill fighter jet requirements.

A spokeswoman for the German MoD told Shephard the department was pleased with

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