Germany

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

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

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.

US to stay at Mildenhall, proposes Spangdahlem Air Base withdrawal

The US Defense Secretary, Dr Mark Esper, announced plans to reduce the US military’s presence in Germany on July 29 – a move which cancels previous plans to relocate RAF Mildenhall-based aircraft and personnel to the country.

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.

RAF Typhoons take part in German-led exercise

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from No 11 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, have taken part in the German-led Exercise MAGDay over the southern North Sea.