German Tornado Replacement

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    BERLIN --- Germany plans to develop a new fighter jet to replace Tornado jets in the long term and it aims to hold initial talks with European partners in 2016 about what features they want in the aircraft, according to a document seen by Reuters on Sunday.

    A draft document from the Defence Ministry on 'military aviation strategy' said it was still unclear whether the new jet would be manned or unmanned. It said it was also possible that the jet would be designed for both options and then be flown with or without a pilot depending on the type of deployment.
     
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    Germany was offered the F-35 for a potential replacement on the Tornado, but it was denied and we decided to upgrade the Tornados until an available jet comes out.
     
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    I dont see any new jet(bomber) coming soon,maybe Germany decides to develop an indigenous one?
     
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    that's what our goal is a domestic jet or working among another European nation for a jet. Sweden's developing a jet called "Fly System 2020" and i believe that is what we may acquire in the long run.
     
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    Germany is working with Airbus defence to create Future Combat Air System. It will enter service around 2030-2040. The FCAS is intended to replace the Tornado aircraft currently in service with the Luftwaffe.
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    a new update, The German Air Force commander said the best option is acquiring the F-35 from the United States, which The United States shared information on to Germany.
     
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    Sound logic, and Germany will have many good friends and partners to share repair cost. I can not say on standing foot if the plane is optimal designed for stealth but end of the day if it is. It is all about what food you put in the plane when it comes to tech.
     
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    Indeed, though we were offered F-15E, F-18 Super Hornet it sounds weird but those would of been good choice as well.
    F-15E to us will have AESA Radar and a few other things, plus being a first European country to operate the F-15
    The F-18 would of worked out since Switzerland, Finland and Spain operate the F-18.
     
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    Lets see what Germany Military do. If they go for F-35 they will buy quality plane and it will be smart choice for Germany. You guys will build good cooperation with America. That is something i like to see in future.
     
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