German Air Force

The story of why the German Air Force and German Navy dubbed the F-104 Starfighter “Widow Maker”

The story of why the German Air Force and German Navy dubbed the F-104 Starfighter “Widow Maker”

The F-104 Starfighter Designed as a supersonic superiority fighter, the F-104 Starfighter was produced in two major versions. Armed with… Read More

3 months ago

Air Defender 23, NATO’s Biggest Air Exercise Ever, Kicks Off Led by German Air Force

Air Defender 23, NATO’s Biggest Air Exercise Ever Germany, in a fictitious year of the future: NATO's years-long confrontation with… Read More

1 year ago

Retired German fighter pilots are providing military training to Chinese air force pilots

German media outlets ZDF and Spiegel reported that a number of fighter pilots from Germany who have retired from active… Read More

1 year ago

Germany procures 35 Lockheed Martin 5th Generation F-35A Lightning II aircraft

The German Ministry of Defense announced on Dec. 14, 2022 it is procuring 35 Lockheed Martin 5th Generation F-35 Lightning… Read More

2 years ago

In a Blow for Boeing, Germany drops the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G and Buys 35 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Stealth Fighters and 15 Eurofighter Jets equipped for Electronic Warfare

Announcing a first big defence deal since Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged a 100-billion-euro upgrade to the military in response to… Read More

2 years ago

“Eurofighter will play a fundamental role when FCAS arrives,” former Typhoon pilot says

“The European nations involved in planning the next FCAS systems won’t be able to get the best out of them,… Read More

3 years ago

Volksjäger: the story of the Heinkel He 162, the Nazi wooden jet fighter

The Heinkel He162 was one of Nazi Germany's last ditch attempts to win back the control of the skies with… Read More

4 years ago

Germany is reportedly replacing Tornado jets with split buy of Super Hornets, Growlers and Eurofighters. ‘But the best choice would be the F-35,’ U.K. defense think tank says.

Germany plans to use the Boeing Super Hornet to fill a NATO requirement to field fighter aircraft capable of dropping… Read More

4 years ago

Video: This Luftwaffe C-160 Transall Cargo Plane Nearly Mowed Down Spotters while Landing

Families, children and plane-spotters gathered to celebrate the final flight of Luftwaffe C-160 Transall 50+07 before being retired as an… Read More

5 years ago

Two Luftwaffe EF-2000 Eurofighters crash after mid air collision over North Germany. One Pilot Killed.

Witnesses reporting hearing a loud bang with a wing broke away from the first EF-2000 Eurofighter aircraft's main hull. Two… Read More

5 years ago

When U.S. Navy fighters dogfighted with the MiG-29 Fulcrum: remembering Exercise Agile Archer 2002

"Nothing can simulate the Fulcrum like a real Fulcrum. It was incredible to look across the BFM circle, see a… Read More

6 years ago

“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… Read More

6 years ago

Germany asked Pentagon to certify Eurofighter for nuclear role

U.S. government sources say that schedule is ambitious given that the F-35 and other aircraft must be certified first. Washington… Read More

6 years ago

Boeing offers EA-18G to Germany to replace Luftwaffe’s Tornado ECR

The EA-18G is the only aircraft that can perform the dedicated electronic warfare (EW) and suppression of enemy air defences… Read More

6 years ago

Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms

The communication devices of the Tornado also do not meet current standards, meaning there’s a risk that information could be… Read More

6 years ago

German Air Force Chief fired for supporting F-35

Luftwaffe’s Chief active support of the F-35 clashes with current Ministry of Defence planning, which prefers a successor solution involving… Read More

6 years ago

LUFTWAFFE SENIOR OFFICER SAYS THE SERVICE NEXT HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTER NEEDS TO HAVE INFLIGHT REFUELING CAPABILITY

So far, the CH-53K and CH-47 are seen as potential contenders. However, only the MH-47G has an inflight refueling capability… Read More

6 years ago