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Germany admits ‘not all talks’ are over on Tornado replacement

31st March 2020 - 18:03 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The coronavirus crisis has prevented the German Ministry of Defence from concluding discussions on the fate of its Tornado replacement acquisition, despite a report that a mixed fleet buy of 90 Eurofighter Typhoon, 30 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and 15 EA-18G Growler combat aircraft will likely be approved.

Once talks have finished, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany’s minister of defence, will officially announce a decision, ‘by Easter at the latest,’ according to a German MoD spokesperson.

The original story detailing plans to select both Airbus – leading the Eurofighter bid – and Boeing was published by German business title Handelsblatt which claimed

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