NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

British Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets intercepted and turned away two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers as they were approaching the British airspace. They had been visually identified beforehand by F-16 fighter jets from the Royal Norwegian Air Force....


Eurofighter Typhoon: Austria examines Indonesia’s surprise offer

The Austrian Ministry of Defense is ready to move forward with the offer of the Indonesian government to acquire the fleet of fifteen Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets....


Fighter jets escort Ryanair flight for 3rd time in two months

Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men after Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight due to a potential threat onboard the aircraft. It is the third Ryanair flight in two months which was escorted by fighter jets.  Ryanair flight FR7364 was flying from Vienna (VIE), Austria, to London Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom, on August XX, 2020. During the flight, the onboard crew received an ale...


Indonesia interested in unpopular Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons

The Austrian authorities received a letter of intent from the Indonesian government to acquire the fleet of fifteen Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets that have been the target of constant debate for the last two decades....


Airbus to modernize German Eurofighter Typhoon simulators

The Pilot Synthetic Training System (PSTS) consortium under the industrial leadership of Airbus has been commissioned to modernize the German simulators of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The update follows an order for 90 Typhoons by the German government....


Germany picks Boeing F-18 to replace aging Tornado fleet

Germany has officially confirmed to the United States that it would acquire 45 F/A-18 Super Hornets from Boeing to replace part of the Panavia Tornado fleet.  ...


NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers three times in one week

In recent days, multiple flights of Russian long-range aircraft near the British identification zone have put the Royal Air Force on alert. The latest one, on March 12, 2020, saw two Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers being intercepted by a patrol of RAF Typhoon fighter jets....


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...


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....


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....