June 17, 2020 / 3:07 PM / 20 days ago

Germany approves €6 billion warship contract, €2.8 billion to Airbus - source

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German parliament’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a 6 billion euro (£5.4 billion) contract to buy four MKS 180 warships from Dutch shipyard Damen, a source said.

The source added that the committee had also authorised a 2.8 billion euros’ spending on a contract with Airbus to modernise the radar of the largest part of the country’s Eurofighter warplane fleet.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; writing by Thomas Escritt; editing by Paul Carrel and Thomas Seythal

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