Tornado

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.  ...


Tornado ravages one of Nashville’s airports

Multiple tornadoes struck central Tennessee on March 3, 2020, including one that directly hit Nashville John C. Tune Airport (JWN). The public airport has been closed while damages are being assessed....


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...


Last farewell flyover marks end of RAF Tornado career

The RAF Panavia Tornado GR4 will be permanently retired from active service in March 2019. As homage to its almost 40 years of service, a “farewell flypast” is taking place between February 19 and 21, 2019....


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....


German Tornados cannot participate in NATO missions

The German newspaper Der Spiegel accessed a report from the Ministry of Defense stating that the 93 Panavia Tornados currently in use by the Luftwaffe need more urgent modernization than planned. The aircraft entered service in the 1970s, and their outdated internals could now compromise their use during a NATO operation....