Germany Plans Eurofighter, Super Hornet Split Buy

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A Super Hornet order by Germany could influence other competitions where the aircraft is competing.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Germany’s plan to replace its aging Panavia Tornado fighter-bombers has proved to be a greater headache than Berlin might have predicted when it began its hunt three years ago. Choosing the Lockheed Martin F-35, the aircraft that the German Air Force chiefs really wanted, would have left industry...
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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