Germany approved the supply of additional Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the Air Force as part of the country’s Quadriga Project procurement plan.
Luftwaffe announced that they would be replacing their current inventory of 38 Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 1 jets with the new Eurofighter Typhoon Trance 3. One day after the approval of the German Parliament, the Bundestag Defence Committee, the project for the new Eurofighter Typhoon jets were been announced on November 5th.
Federal Defence Ministry announced: “We will acquire 38 of the latest generation of Eurofighters. Today, the Haushaltsausschuss [Budgetary Committee] has given the green light on the German Federal Council. The jets will be delivered to Bundeswehr for a modern and sustainable Luftwaffe.”
This Agreement is part of a larger plan of the German Defence Ministry’s acquisitions of at least 93 Eurofighter Typhoon jets and 45 F-18 planes from Boeing. The decision of buying the remaining jets is expected to be agreed upon after the upcoming federal elections in Germany planned for next year.
German Air Forces Inspector General Ingo Gerhartz: “This important decision will be detrimental for our Air Forces’ capabilities. By replacing old and worn out Tranche 1s, we will improve the operational preparedness of the Eurofighter fleet and thus strengthen our reliability in the [NATO] Alliance.”
German Air Forces will be selling their current Tranche 1 Eurofighter jet as surplus and acquire Tranche 3 fighter jets as a replacement.
31 of the jets will be a single-seat model and 7 will be double-seat model, and all jets will be equipped with AESA radar systems and upgraded software.