Boeing offers industrial partnerships to operate F-18s
A Boeing in the air. pixabay.com
BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Before deciding on a successor model for the outdated Tornado machines of the Air Force, Boeing (Boeing share)
“German industrial partners will play an important role in providing support equipment, logistics and overall maintenance, components, local maintenance programs, training and other relevant repair and maintenance solutions for Germany’s Super Hornet and Growler fleet,” the statement said. “The German industry will also have the opportunity to participate in the development of the next generation of jammers (Next Generation Jammers / NGJ) for the EA-18G growlers.”
The SPD, the Greens and the FDP have agreed to procure “a successor system for the Tornado fighter aircraft” at the beginning of the 20th legislative period. According to dpa information, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht already spoke to Chancellor Olaf Scholz (both SPD) about the billion-dollar project. Afterwards, test orders were placed – also on why the model F-35, which is sometimes described as more modern, is out of the race.
Lambrecht’s predecessor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) had paved the way for F-18 fighter planes to be bought as the successor to the Tornado fleet in the USA. The US model is to be procured for Germany’s so-called nuclear participation in US nuclear weapons.
The previous deterrent concept stipulates that tornadoes specializing in electronic combat would protect the bombers. According to previous plans, around 30 F-18s of the “Super Hornet” version should be procured for nuclear participation. For electronic aerial combat – disrupting, holding down and fighting opposing air defense positions – 15 F-18s in the “Growler” version should also be purchased./cn/DP/jha
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