German Split-Buy Fighter Plans Face Political and Industrial Complications

fighter jet
Not so fast: Germany’s Super Hornet procurement proposal still needs to be approved by the Bundestag.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Germany’s decision to purchase a fleet of U.S.-made Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets has rattled its industry and fragile governing coalition. Replacing the German Air Force’s (Luftwaffe) aging Panavia Tornado fleet was never going to be easy: The subject is fraught with questions about the country’s...

German Split-Buy Fighter Plans Face Political and Industrial Complications is part of our Aviation Week & Space Technology - Inside MRO and AWIN subscriptions.

Subscribe now to read this content, plus receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the commercial aircraft MRO community.

Already a subscriber to AWST or an AWIN customer? Log in with your existing email and password.