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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

"Germany has voted to pay €77.00 EUR million for the first prototypes of a "new generation fighter" for European armed forces. The country's defense minister has called it a concrete step towards European security.

Bundestag lawmakers approved on Wednesday the initial funds for a transnational project with France to create a new fighter jet and develop a program aimed at bringing together European military forces.

Representatives in German parliament's lower chamber signed-off on loans worth €77.00 EUR million ($83 million) to build the first sets of the "new generation fighter." France is expected to contribute the same amount…"
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The Germans and French have high hopes for this future fighter ….

What If the EU Got a Franco-German Stealth Fighter Superior to the F-35?



15mm and 28mm Fanatik14 Feb 2020 10:53 a.m. PST

What If the EU Got a Franco-German Stealth Fighter Superior to the F-35?

I would expect it will be better than the F-35 and the F-22, just as the planned British-Italian Tempest should be since they are newer designs incorporating newer technology.

But so what? Are we going to war with the EU?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 11:34 a.m. PST



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 4:36 a.m. PST

Hmmm, seems like a very small drop in the bucket for the funds needed to design such an expensive new aircraft.

I'm guessing that might fund a new scale model or three, and perhaps part of the landing gear.

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