Air force to get largest share of Germany's 100 billion euro defence bulk-up

A German Eurofighter lands at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base near the Black Sea, in Constanta, Romania, February 17, 2022. Inquam Photos/George Calin via REUTERS

BERLIN, May 31 (Reuters) - The lion's share of the 100 billion euro special fund Germany is allocating to rebuilding its military after Russia's invasion of Ukraine will go to the air force, according to a document seen by Reuters.

The document envisages 40.9 billion euros being spent on developments and purchases including of new Eurofighter and F35 jets and a successor to the Tornado warplane, as well as the building of a space-based early warning system.

Other allocations of 19.3 billion euros to the navy and 16.6 billion euros to the army will see the purchase of new ships and submarines and the development of a successor to the Marder infantry fighting vehicle, the document showed.

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