Tag: Tornado

Video shows Tornado Fighter Bomber buzzing the Tower like Maverick in Top Gun
According to some comments appeared on Facebook the Tornado belonged to the Luftwaffe. Here’s a Tornado Buzzing the Tower Top Gun Style. Taken from the control tower at Poligono di Capo Frasca Military Installation in Oristano, on the Italian island of Sardinia the (weird) video in this post shows a Tornado...
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.
Tornado: To the Last: Listen to the Powerful piece of music released to celebrate almost 40 Years of Service by the Tonka
RAF Museum and the Services Sound and Vision Corporation used archive footage to make the video. Named Tornado: To the Last, the cool video in this post is a powerful piece of music composed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Music Services, released to celebrate almost 40 years of service by the Tornado...
This RAF Tornado Navigator is the first Tonka crew member to fly 6000 hours in the type
To date Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling is the only person from the nations who fly the Tornado – UK, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia, to break the 6000-hour mark A Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado navigator from RAF Marham has become the first person in history to log over 6000 hours flying...
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,...
“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...
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...
U.S. still hopes to sell its fighters to Germany as replacement for Luftwaffe Tornado strike aircraft
If the Eurofighter is chosen one key issue may be Germany’s need to provide NATO with aircraft capable to carry the primary U.S. nuclear bomb, the B61. The aircraft in fact would have to be adapted to carry the bomb and then certified, and Washington would have to sign off on the matter. An anonymous U.S. military official told Reuters...
After scanning the areas around the targets to ensure no civilians were present the Typhoon pair struck the targets with a total of six Paveway IV precision guided munitions On Sep. 23, 2017 a pair of Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter aircraft flew for eight hours and 36 minutes on a mission against Da’esh which saw them attack and destroy...
Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
A classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers will take place in mid-November, following a similar briefing provided by U.S. officials about the Lockheed Martin F-35 strike fighter in July According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Germany has requested for a classified briefing on the capabilities of Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers. A letter sent by the German defense ministry's planning...

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