29 Apr '18, 4pm

Upping the ante: German defense chief seeks to boost #military budget

Upping the ante: German defense chief seeks to boost #military budget

The German newspaper Bild reported that Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had requested a 12 billion euro ($14.6 billion) increase to the country's military budget, which currently stands at 39 billion euros ($47.3 billion). With German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz foreseeing a rise in defense spending of 5.5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) by 2021, the Defense Ministry slammed Scholz as "inadequate in view of the huge accumulated needs and required modernization, particularly in the medium term." READ MORE: German Military Pilots Will Reportedly Use Civil Helicopters for Training Bild cited Von der Leyen as saying that if the defense budget fails to get a hefty boost, she will scrap at least one international armaments project slated for 2019, including a planned submarine deal with Norway and the purchase of six C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. Her remarks came after ...

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201804291064015905-germany...

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