BERLIN May 14 Germany will not purchase Euro
Hawk reconaissance drones because meeting the standards required
to win aviation approval would cost 500 million to 600 million
euros, a German government source told Reuters on Tuesday.
Even if it committed such funds, there would be no guarantee
of securing final approval, the source added.
German armed forces have one prototype Euro Hawk and were
considering whether to purchase an additional four drones, which
are made by EADS and Northrop Grumman.
Germany had earmarked 1.2 billion euros for the purchase and
development of the drones.