German Air Force

Rheinmetall wins German CH-53G maintenance contract

Rheinmetall announced on December 9 that the German Armed Forces has contracted it to inspect, maintain and repair the air force’s fleet of Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallions

Germany contracts Airbus to deliver ‘Quadriga’ Eurofighters

Airbus signed a contract on November 11 to deliver 38 new-build Tranche 4 Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighters to Germany as the nation seeks to replace its older Tranche 1 aircraft under Project Quadriga

Germany green lights ‘Quadriga’ Eurofighter purchase

Germany approved the EUR€5.5bn purchase of 38 new-build Tranche 4 Eurofighter EF-2000s on November 5, as the air force aims to replace its older Tranche 1 aircraft under Project Quadriga

Germany cancels search for CH-53G replacement

On September 29, Germany announced that it had cancelled its search for a new heavy-lift transport helicopter to replace the air force’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallion fleet

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Panavia Tornado: The Final Operators

Following its high-profile retirement from Royal Air Force service in March 2019, the number of Panavia Tornado operators has dropped to three nations. Key.Aero explores the remaining users of the type

Israel completes historic deployment in Germany

Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft landed at Nörvenich air base in Germany for the first time on August 17 for a two-week deployment which marked a major historic milestone between the two nations.

Israeli Air Force jets land in Germany

Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets have landed in Germany for the first time, kickstarting two weeks worth of exercises between the two nations.

Germany’s first Heron TP UAV takes flight

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on July 26 that its first Heron TP unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the German Air Force had completed its maiden flight in Israeli airspace.

Germany signs for two Airbus A321-200NXs

Lufthansa Technik has been contracted to deliver a pair of new-build Airbus A321-200NXs to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force), where they will be used in a troop transport and medical evacuation (medevac) role.

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.