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ITEC 2019: Germany closes Tornado gap

15th May 2019 - 08:38 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Stockholm


The German Air Force (GAF) and navy was one of the largest customers for the Panavia Tornado aircraft and although the latter has disposed of its maritime strike variant, the GAF still has two wings operating the aircraft.

The two units are based at Büchel and Schleswig/Jagel, and both units are expected to remain in the order of battle until 2030, although as there is no replacement for the long-serving aircraft on the horizon as Germany eschewed participation in the F-35 JSF project, many pundits are predicting an out-of-service date of 2035.

The current simulators for the type, one

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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