Germany will spend $1.14 billion to buy six C-130 Hercules Transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin.
The budget committee of the Bundestag lower house of parliament gave the green light for the procurement of the aircraft, Reuters reported quoting an unnamed source as saying Wednesday.
The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first three years and the initial training of technical and aviation personnel.
The C-130 Hercules will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft.
Germany sharply curtailed military spending after the end of the Cold War, but began boosting spending again after Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014.
A report this year found missing spare parts and quality defects mean less than half of Germany’s submarines, warplanes and some other key weapons are ready for use.
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