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Germany to Buy Lockheed F-35 Combat Jets to Replace Tornados

An F-35 fighter jet.
An F-35 fighter jet.Photographer: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Germany will purchase Lockheed Martin Co. F-35 warplanes to replace older Tornado fighter-bombers, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said.

The goal is to replace the Tornado fleet by 2030, Lambrecht said Monday at a press conference. She didn’t say how many of the $100 million-plus F-35s Germany planned to purchase.