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Airbus expects updated industry call for Germany’s Tornado replacement contest.

Source: Defense News, by Sebastian Sprenger, November 12th, 2019.

Airbus is prepared to introduce escort jammer pods to a future German Eurofighter fleet, should the country choose the aircraft to replace its Tornado fleet. (Airbus) 

BERLIN — Airbus expects an updated industry solicitation for Germany’s multibillion-dollar Tornado replacement program, for which the company will offer an electronic attack-capable Eurofighter.

Wolfgang Gammel, the head of combat aircraft business development, said he learned about the impending update during conversations with Defence Ministry officials.

A ministerial spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the official line that an announcement about the acquisition program is expected in the first quarter of 2020 and that Berlin is looking to quickly replace its aging Tornado fleet.

The requirement for an electronic attack capability was absent from the………


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