June 17, 2020 / 2:46 PM / 18 days ago

Germany approves 6 bln eur warship contract, 2.8 bln to Airbus - source

BERLIN, June 17 (Reuters) - The German parliament’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a 6 billion euro ($6.73 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.

$1 = 0.8914 euros Reporting by Sabine Siebold; writing by Thomas Escritt; editing by Paul Carrel and Thomas Seythal

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