Berlin Revisits Tornado Replacement Plans

German fighter bomber
Firming up a replacement decision for its Panavia Tornado fighter bombers is proving harder than expected for Germany.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
With its plot twists, turns and cliffhangers, Germany’s plans to replace its Panavia Tornado fighter-bomber fleet often feels more like a television drama than a procurement program. The latest episode is no exception, and it involves a familiar face with a controversial past that has returned like...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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