Germany Sees F-35 As ‘Benchmark’ In Fighter Race

Credit: F-35: Lockheed Martin
LONDON—Germany appears to be favoring the Lockheed Martin F-35 as the successor to the Panavia Tornado. The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) sees the U.S. fighter as a “benchmark” among the commercially available types on the market, senior air force officials have said. Although the decision is far...
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.

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.