Airbus has lifted the lid on a new airborne electronic attack (AEA) mission for the Eurofighter, giving the aircraft capabilities analogous to Boeing’s EA-18G Growler. The proposals for the Eurofighter ECR may be primarily aimed at German requirements to replace the Panavia Tornado, but they also appear to represent a growing European determination to develop more local solutions to deal with the proliferation of more capable ground-based air defense systems.  In recent weeks, ...

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