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Clement Charpentreau
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet to replace the German Tornado?

Since 2017, the German government has been actively looking to replace its aging fleet of Panavia Tornado aircraft. The strike aircraft that entered service in the 1970s is now even too old to participate in NATO missions. After eliminating the Lockheed F-35 and the Boeing F-15 SE, the German Ministry of Defense could now be favoring the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet over its homemade fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon. In a scenario reminisc...


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Airbus withdraws Eurofighter Typhoon from Canadian tender

Confirming the rumors that spread earlier this summer, Airbus announced its withdrawal from the Canadian fighter jet replacement tender, citing NORAD security requirements and recent changes to the industrial specifications....


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Two German Eurofighter jets collide in training, one pilot dead

Two Eurofighter EF-2000s of the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, collided during a training mission. While both pilots managed to eject, one of them was found dead....


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Spain to join French-German next fighter jet program

Spain is about to join France and Germany in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program to develop a new European fighter jet....


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Two Russian bombers intercepted close to NATO exercise in Norway

Two Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the British Royal Air Force were scrambled on October 31, 2018, to intercept two Russian strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160s that were flying over the Norwegian Sea....


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Russian bombers flight around British airspace put RAF on alert

  Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers made a show of force near the British airspace on September 21, 2018. On approach towards Scotland, they were intercepted over the North Sea by two Eurofighter Typhoons from the Royal Air Force, and were escorted away from the United Kingdom.  ...


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Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live air-to-air missile during a training mission over Estonia....


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Switzerland to replace its fighter jets… or not

Switzerland officially launched its procurement process for a new fighter plane to equip its air force before 2025. The first request for tender should be sent during summer 2018. The contract could be up to $6.8 billion....


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Kuwait signs agreement for 28 F-18 Super Hornet

The Pentagon announced that Boeing was awarded a contract to build 22 single-seat F-18Es and six two-seats F18Fs for the government of Kuwait, with an option to build up to 16 more. Even though the price has not yet been disclosed, it could be up to $1.2 billion....


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Saudi Arabia orders 48 Typhoons to BAE systems

The British company BAE systems, biggest military manufacturer of the United Kingdom, has just agreed to an order of 48 Typhoons with Saudi Arabia. This new order reinforces the Eurofighter Typhoon program whose viability was threatened less than a year ago....