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Tango0105 May 2018 4:09 p.m. PST

….Eurofighter TyphoonsOut Of A Fleet Of 128

"The report is the latest to cast doubt on Germany's military capabilities and readiness. It raises questions of whether Germany is really meeting its NATO commitments.

Only a handful of the German Air Force's Eurofighter jets are combat ready, according to a report in the magazine Der Spiegel published Wednesday.

Due to a technical problem with the defense system of the combat aircraft only 10 of the Luftwaffe's 128 Eurofighters are mission ready, according to the report.

The problem stems from a cooling liquid leak in the aircraft's wing pod sensors, which are used to recognize hostile jets or incoming attacks. Without the defense system the Eurofighter jets are not combat ready…"
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28mm Fanatik05 May 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

If invaded and in a pinch I'm sure the Luftwaffe can put more Typhoons in the air even if a subsystem like this renders all but 4 not combat ready.

SouthernPhantom05 May 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

Invaded by who, exactly? Poland?

…on second thought…

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 4:11 a.m. PST

Last year it was 8; improving after increasing the budget. Looks all EU military are just public sector ( Sektor in here) in uniform, most money going to pay and benefits plus retirement.

Not even invaded but reacting to a few 2011 suicide planes would be a challenge.

mckrok07 May 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

Poland fields almost as many Leo 2s as the Germans (~250) and can throw in another ~1000 T-72s behind them. Payback is a … :)


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