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U.S. Embassy Press Release: Germany to Purchase F35s 
December 14, 2022

U.S. Embassy Press Release: Germany to Purchase F35s 

U.S. Embassy Press Release:  Germany to Purchase F35s 

On December 14, 2022, Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support signed a purchase agreement with the United States Air Force for 35 F-35A Lightning II aircraft to be delivered between 2026 and 2029.  The U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program will manage the procurement which includes mission planning systems, munitions, logistics, and training.  Germany’s F-35 program will ensure Germany’s continued NATO commitments without interruption and will ensure NATO’s credible deterrence well into the future. 

The U.S.-German defense relationship has never been stronger and is a key pillar of NATO’s transatlantic partnership.  Considering current security challenges, including Russia’s war in Ukraine, close collaboration between Allies is more critical than ever.  The United States greatly values this opportunity to cooperate closely with Germany to enhance NATO’s deterrence and collective defense, improve Allied and Partner interoperability, and contribute to increased security in Europe and beyond.