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Germany to buy Bombardier jets instead of Northrop reconnaissance drones - document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has scrapped a plan to buy Triton reconnaissance drones from Northrop Grumman <NOC.N> and instead decided to buy three Global 6000 jets from Bombardier <BBDb.TO>, a government document showed on Tuesday.

The defence ministry told lawmakers in a confidential letter, obtained by Reuters, that the Triton drones would not be ready for delivery until 2025 as promised and that the estimated costs of some 2.4 billion euros ($2.66 billion) could not be financed.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Thomas Seythal)