A devastating Signal: US-Jets Bundeswehr would cost around 8 billion euros

The first reported the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Wednesday), the calculation is also the German press Agency. She comes to the conclusion that for the cost of pr

A devastating Signal: US-Jets Bundeswehr would cost around 8 billion euros

The first reported the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Wednesday), the calculation is also the German press Agency. She comes to the conclusion that for the cost of procurement of 2in Minimum" between 7.67 and to 8.77 billion euros would be incurred.

authors are the Director of the Berlin information centre for transatlantic security, Otfried Nassauer, and the former officer Ulrich Scholz. The Greenpeace calculation based on data from the Australian court to a procurement of F-18 aircraft in Australia.

The Ministry of defence wants fighters, the ageing Tornado fleet of the German air force with up to 93 euros and 45 F-18 fighter lugzeugen replace. Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) had made in April that a decision, a Mature decision template can only be for the years 2022 or 2023 expected.

Greenpeace spokesman: the purchase of the machines was "a devastating Signal"

The US-model F-18 as a market solution available for the electronic air combat, and the "Nuclear part of Germany have to be procured" on U.S. weapons. The nuclear deterrence concept of Nato requires that allies in case of war, have access to nuclear weapons of the United States. So far, the Tornado are ready for this task in Germany-Jets.

Alexander Lurz, disarmament expert at Greenpeace, said of the "süddeutsche Zeitung", the planned purchase of the machines was "not only to disarmament "politics" is a devastating Signal, but in Corona-times a wasting, soon of scarce financial resources".

The topic had also taken care of within the black-red coalition for discussions. SPD Faction leader Rolf Mützenich demanded in may that Germany should rule out the stationing of U.S. nuclear bombs in the future. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert had known, on behalf of the Federal government, however, clearly the principle of nuclear deterrence. Also foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), rejected the thrust of his party friends. German diver disappears in Walmaul: "Nothing can prepare a" FOCUS Online German diver disappears in Walmaul: "Nothing can prepare you to it"

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 02:26

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