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Eurofighter och F-18 nämda till att ersätta Bundeswehr Tornado-maskiner

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From 2025, the Bundeswehr's aging Tornado fleet will be replaced by up to 90 additional Eurofighter jets and 45 F-18 fighter planes from the US manufacturer Boeing, Handelsblatt and other German media reported today, adding that the F-18 will be procured for both electronic warfare and nuclear strike missions.

The internal plan prepared by the Bundeswehr has already been discussed with industry, according to the dpa news agency, but Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) has yet to approve the plan.

If approved, Handelsblatt reported, Germany would buy 30 F-18E/F Super Hornets to replace the Tornado in the nuclear strike mission, as modifying a US fighter would be faster and simpler than modifying the Eurofighter, assuming the US government would accept.

In addition, Germany would also buy 15 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to replace the Tornado ECR variant.

https://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/210224/germany-to-buy-45-boeing-f_18s%2C-90-eurofighters-to-replace-tornados%3A-media.html

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German MoD Confirms The Intention To Buy a Mixed Fleet of 45 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler Aircraft

 

Hur kan man köpa flygplan bara av anledningen att de förmodligen kommer att kunna bära atombomber, men utan att vara helt säker på att de kommer att kunna göra detta? Den kända försvarsbloggaren Wiseman spekulerar på twitter även i hur denna flygplansaffär kommer att påverka det tysk-franska samarbetet om nästa generation stridsflygplan, och om det kommer att trycka det tyska behovet till höger på tidslinjalen.

 

/Per

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