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The German federal government is arranging to indicator contracts in the coming months as part of an effort to modernize the country’s military services, setting up with the acquisition of new frigates and armored cars, according to a report in Bloomberg. 

Resources informed Bloomberg that the offers beneath thought could total as substantially as EUR7 billion, which includes an EUR3 billion acquire of a pair of F126 frigates, which would deliver the amount of F126 frigates on get to 6. 

Bloomberg noted that the German Defense Ministry declined to remark on the report. 

Steel-slicing for the to start with F126 frigate started in December and its keel need to be laid later on this year. Germany expects the class to begin entering service by the conclusion of the ten years. 

Germany is also taking into consideration a big obtain of Fuchs armored staff carriers, in accordance to the Bloomberg report. As substantially as EUR4 billion could be used on attaining 900 of the cars – most likely in distinct variants – with deliveries attainable for future 12 months based on when the deal is awarded.