The Drive: Germany Might Join the F-35 Program
Officials in Berlin ask for more information on the Joint Strike Fighter as they try to replace their aging Tornado multi-role jets.
The German Air Force is reportedly looking for additional information about Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as it moves ahead with plans to replace its aging Panavia Tornado multi-role combat aircraft no later than 2035. The stealthy F-35 would be just one of multiple options Germany might consider as it looks to modernize its military in general.
In May 2017, Germany’s air arm, also known as the Luftwaffe, asked the U.S. military for classified data on the Joint Strike Fighter, according to a report by Reuters. The letter highlighted the fact that German government and military officials had not yet decided on any particular plan to buy new warplanes of any kind.
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More News On Germany's Interest In The F-35
Germany Asks US for Classified Data on Lockheed's F-35 fighter -- Newsweek
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Looking to Buy? Germany Seeks Classified F-35 Intelligence -- Sputnik