State Department Approves $8.4 Billion Aircraft Sale

Sale of F-35A aircraft to Germany to be used for nuclear deterrence.

Last week, the Department of State announced the foreign military sales approval for up to 35 F-35A aircraft and their associated equipment to Germany. The sale will total an estimated $8.4 billion and will be used by the German Air Force for nuclear deterrence missions within NATO nations across Europe. The production of the fighter jets is expected to be completed by 2030.

With the purchase of the F-35, “we are shaping our future,” said German Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. General Ingo Gerhartz, who met with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Brown last month. He also said that joining the joint strike fighter program is “an important milestone that will further intensify [the] ties” between the German Air Force and the United States Air Force. He added, “Shared weapons systems are the best basis for even closer cooperation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Brown as he fulfills his role in the U.S. Air Force.
  • For State Department officials as they review and approve weapons sales to U.S. allies.
  • For the U.S. military forces as they cooperate with Germany and other defense partners.

Sources: DefenseNews, Reuters


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