Germany says Eurofighter is preferred over F-35 in Tornado replacement

The German Defense Ministry said in a letter to a lawmaker that the Eurofighter is the preferred choice to replace the Tornado fighter-bomber.

Typhoon - RIAT 2016 (28245432176)
Tim Felce [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Luftwaffe had indicated that its preference is the Lockheed Martin F-35, according to past media reports.

“The indicated view of the inspector of the air force that the F-35 Lightning II is an especially suitable successor to the Tornado system is not the position of the federal government,” Deputy Defence Minister Ralf Brauksiepe wrote in the letter.

  1. 4thwatch says:

    Bring on the Fokkers!

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