Danish Government Approves $3Bln Purchase of F-35 Fighters From US

Danish Government Approves $3Bln Purchase of F-35 Fighters From US

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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said in a press release that government of Denmark has backed an order of 27 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, which amounts to $3 billion.

The government of Denmark has backed an order of 27 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, which amounts to $3 billion, defense contractor Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Thursday.

“Denmark’s parliament agreed to a deal with Lockheed Martin to spend $3 billion, or 20 billion kroner, to buy 27 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets on replacing its aging fleet of fighter planes,” the release stated.

The company said it was honored by the Danish authorities’ decision, and added that Denmark has become the 11th country to order F-35 jets.

The F-35 project is the most ambitious and expensive weapon system in the history of the US Defense Department, with a cost of some $1.5 trillion.

Source: sputniknews.com

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