Germany to buy 60 Chinook heavy helicopters from Boeing

Germany will buy 60 Chinook heavy helicopters from Boeing to replace its aging CH-53 fleet, Reuters reported.

"With this model, we are strengthening our ability to cooperate in Europe," said German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht, without detailing how much the helicopters would cost.

According to past reports, the Bundeswehr was to buy 45 to 60 heavy helicopters at a cost of about 4 billion euros with delivery between 2023 and 2029.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised in February to dramatically increase defense spending and allocate 100 billion euros to the Bundeswehr.

The lion's share of these funds, about 40 billion euros, will be spent on aviation.