Tag: Tornado IDS

Here’s how Houthis were able to deploy R-27/R-60/R-73/R-77 Air-to-Air Missiles as SAMs against Saudi-led Coalition Aircraft
Whether any of the missiles fired by Houthis actually scored a hit remains unclear. Released by the Houthi-controlled media on Jan. 7, 2018 the video in this post shows one of their R-27T air-to-air missiles deployed as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) near missing a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA from No. 55 Squadron.
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...
Germany plans to order six C-130Js, upgrade the radar of the Eurofighter
A report this year found missing spare parts and quality defects mean less than half of Germany’s submarines, warplanes and some other key weapons are ready for use German newspaper Handelsblatt says Berlin plans to go on a shopping spree for new weapons and 18 contracts each worth more than 25 million euros are to be approved by the budget...
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 (SEAD) missions of the Tornado ECR Boeing is offering its EA-18G along with the F/A-18E/F to Germany for its Tornado replacement program. Boeing director for global sales for strike, surveillance, and mobility, Bryan Crutchfield, told Jane’s the EA-18G is well-suited to...
Houthis claim they've shot down Saudi Tornado fighter bomber
The two pilots on board the Tornado fighter bomber were safely recovered and brought back to Saudi Arabia According to Reuters a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Tornado fighter bomber which was performing a combat mission in the skies over Saada province in northern Yemen was lost on Jan. 7, 2018. The two pilots on board were safely recovered and brought...

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