Robles: "Spanien beteiligt sich zu gleichen Bedingungen am Projekt des zukünftigen Kampfflugzeugs"
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L'Espagne rejoint le projet d'avion de combat du futur
Spanien beteiligt sich am Projekt eines zukünftigen Kampfflugzeugs
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- Der Generalstabschef der Ejército del Aire, General Javier Salto Martínez-Avial, in Vertretung für den Verteidigungsminister, und der Generalstabschef der Armée de l'Air, General Phillippe Lavigne, haben das High Level Common Operational Requirements Document (HLCORD) unterzeichnet, womit die Ejército del Aire an der Entwicklung und Beschaffung eines Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS), des Future Combat Air System (FCAS) beteiligt wird.
The German Defence Ministry estimates it will cost nearly 9 billion euros to keep its aging fleet of 93 Tornado fighter jets flying until 2030, according to a classified document provided to German lawmakers this week.
The steep cost forecast includes 5.64 billion euros to maintain the warplanes, which first entered service in 1983, 1.62 billion euros to design replacements for obsolete parts, and 1.58 billion euros to procure them, according to the document, which was viewed by Reuters.
The estimate came in response to a query by lawmakers from the opposition Free Democrats, who have criticized the ministry for dropping the F-35 - the only aircraft already certified.
The ministry did not specify the cost of operating the Tornado fleet until 2035, the current target, despite a specific request to do so from the lawmakers, and said it could adjust the retirement schedule.
Parliamentary sources said the estimate was even higher than expected at around 100 million euros per plane, and it would be cheaper to purchase new aircraft.
However Germany's sluggish defense procurement process, and the complicated process of certifying new aircraft to carry nuclear weapons, meant any new warplanes were unlikely to enter service until 2025 or even later.
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/ ... ssion=trueThe current Tornado fleet has a combat readiness rate of under 40 percent, according to sources familiar with new ministry data. Germany in past years had published such data, but this year made the readiness of its weapons a classified matter for security reasons.