Washington adopts for almost $ 5 billion in arms deliveries to Europe

The Us government has on Wednesday the green light for a total of $ 4.7 billion (3.8 billion euros) to wapencontracten with European allies. It comes to deliveries to Slovakia, Spain and Great Britain.

Slovakia buy of fourteen American F-16 fighter aircraft, which the current fleet of MiG-29’s of the Russian manufacture should be replaced. In addition, the contract of Lockheed Martin with the Bratislava – that adds up to 2,91 billion dollars – also including the provision of spare parts and air-to-air missiles.

Also a contract of $ 1.3 billion from the Spanish government with the American luchtvaartgigant Boeing received the approval of the Americans. In particular, the purchase of sixteen transport helicopters of the type CH-47F Chinook.

Finally, a purchase to the value of $ 500 million for the British droneprogamma continue. It comes to the MQ-9 Reapers from General Atomics.

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