Germany’s Role in NATO’s Nuclear Sharing – The Purchasing Decision for the Tornado’s Successor Aircraft
Germany will need to replace its aging »Tornado« combat aircraft from 2025. To date, the federal government is considering purchasing F‑18 aircraft from the United States or refitting Eurofighter planes. Buying state-of-the-art F‑35 planes has been ruled out. Given Russia’s deployment of new intermediate-range missiles on its Western territory, this decision should be reconsidered.