BERLIN — Germany is in the final stages of flight testing an upgrade for its Tornado fighter-bombers that could help the aircraft remain in service beyond 2025. Test pilots from the German defense ministry’s flight-test unit WTD-61 are testing the Avionics System Software Tornado Ada (ASSTA) 3.1 upgrade. It was developed by Airbus Defense and Space, and introduces improvements to the capabilities and hardware in the weapon system operator’s station in the rear cockpit. The ...


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