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Report: Germany Eyes Eurofighter Typhoon as Potential Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement

Report: Germany Eyes Eurofighter Typhoon as Potential Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Report: Germany Eyes Eurofighter Typhoon as Potential Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Germany's defense ministry said it considers the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as its primary option to replace its fleet of 85 Tornado fighter jets by 2025, Reuters reported Tuesday.

The European country's parliament would need to approve the procurement of new fighter jets over the next two years with a plan to have the contract signed by 2021 to facilitate deliveries by 2025.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a joint project of BAE Systems, Airbus and Leonardo, formerly known as Finmeccanica.

The ministry's statement appears to be at odds with the German air force's statement in November that it prefers the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet as a potential Tornado aircraft replacement.

The ministry said that F-35 and Boeing's F-18 and F-15 jets were the country's secondary choices for the Tornado replacement program, the report added.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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