Germany Said To Be Reconsidering Tornado Replacement

There are concerns about the Tornado’s availability and its vulnerability to modern air defense systems, hence the urgent need to replace it.
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Germany’s new government reportedly is reconsidering how the country can replace its Panavia Tornado fleet, potentially putting Lockheed Martin’s F-35 back in contention. Newly appointed defense minister Christine Lambrecht wants Berlin to reevaluate the F-35, according to details of a conversation...
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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