Tag: Eurofighter

Two Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoons collide over North Germany. Pilots ejected but not yet found.
Witnesses reporting hearing a loud bang with a wing broke away from the first EF-2000 Eurofighter aircraft's main hull. Two Luftwaffe (German Air Force) EF-2000 Eurofighter jets have collided and crashed while they were taking part in Air Combat Mission training. As reported by Mirror, emergency services have dashed to northern Fleesensee,...
Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms
5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and another 1.58 billion Euros to procure those parts. A classified German military document viewed by Reuters says the country needs more than $9 billion to operate its Tornado fighter fleet till 2030.
Spain to join France and Germany for FCAS program
Spain, where Airbus's military transport planes are assembled, had sent a letter in December to Paris and Berlin asking to be associated with FCAS project Spain is expected to sign a letter of intent with France and Germany to join the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. Spain...
Germany should buy both Eurofighter and F-35 to replace Tornado fighter bombers
The decision marks a big setback for Lockheed that had hoped to add to recent F-35 sales to other European countries Germany has further shortlisted the Eurofighter and the F/A-18 as potential candidates to replace its Tornado fighter-bomber, knocking Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros,...
German budget commitee approves the purchase of 6 C-130 airlifters
The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft A German parliamentary source has told Reuters that the budget committee of the lower house of parliament has approved the purchase of six C-130 airlifters. The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first...
Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet. The country has been deliberating for months over a multibillion-dollar purchase of 34...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
The pilot fired the AIM-120 while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, south Estonia, during training on Aug. 7 An investigation by the Spanish Air Force has determined that pilot error was behind the accidental firing of a AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Estonia. The Eurofighter pilot initiated the firing sequence while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers...
Spanish Eurofighter aircraft suspended from NATO Baltic Air Policing duties in the wake of accidental AMRAAM launch
While investigations are still underway, military sources said that human error is the most likely cause as no software errors have been detected Spanish Air Force Eurofighter aircraft deployed to the Baltics for air policing duties are being sidelined after one of the jets accidentally launched an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south...
Qatar is trying to raise money from capital markets to fund Eurofighter purchase
On Sep. 17, 2017 Qatar and U.K. defense ministers signed the LOI over Qatar’s purchase of 24 Eurofighter Typhoons Qatar was supposed to make the first payment for its order of 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in order to cement the deal but the Gulf state has failed to do so. News report from The National says Qatar is trying to raise money from...
“The Luftwaffe is at a low point,” German Air Force chief of staff says
A February defence ministry report showed only 39 of 128 Eurofighter jets were available for training and combat use last year on average, and just 26 of 93 older-model Tornado fighter jets Head of the German Air Force, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, told 200 industry executives, military officers and lawmakers at an event in Berlin at an event in Berlin...

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