Germany

Germany ends 14-year Tornado/Heron recon mission in Afghanistan

The German Air Force’s Tactical Air Force Wing 51 ‘Immelmann’ has marked the end of an era, following the cessation of the unit’s 14-year-long reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan

Germany’s first Eurofighter receives P2Eb software upgrade

For the first time, a Luftwaffe-operated Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter has been integrated with new PE2b software – an innovative package which includes a number of capability upgrades

Top Aces gains German adversary training contract

Germany has contracted Canada-based Top Aces to provide fast-jet adversary air training services for the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces)

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

US green lights German P-8A Poseidon acquisition

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, associated support services and related equipment to Germany

Germany rolls out farewell scheme for Transall

The German Air Force has applied a stunning farewell scheme to one of its Transport Allianz (Transall) C-160D tactical transport aircraft ahead of the platform’s formal retirement from service later this year

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A behind-the-scenes look at the new Franco-German C-130J unit

A historic strategic alliance between the French and German air forces has seen a new European bi-national squadron take delivery of its first tactical transport aircraft - as we report

Target drone launches BriteCloud decoy for the first time

Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 decoy has completed its first live launch from an Airbus-developed remotely-piloted air target system (RPATS) during a recent trial in Germany, which was heralded as a success by the nation’s armed forces

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

NATO nations team up to develop next-gen rotorcraft capability

Defence ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the UK signed a letter of intent on November 19 to design, develop and deliver a new medium-lift multi-role helicopter under a multinational initiative