Skip to comments.German Typhoons to be fully air-to-ground capable in 2017
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:19:37 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
German Typhoons to be fully air-to-ground capable in 2017
The German Air Force is expecting to field a fully air-to-ground capable Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft in 2017, a senior military official said in late September.
Speaking at the IQPC Close Air Support conference in London, Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Section Head Tactical Reconnaissance, German Air Force, said that aircrew training with the Raytheon GBU-48 Enhanced Paveway II 1,000 lb precision-guided bomb will commence in 2014, ahead of an initial operating capability being declared in 2015/16. Full operating capability and NATO assignment of the Typhoon-GBU-48 combination will follow the year after.
Having entered service with the German Air Force as an air-defence fighter in 2004, the Typhoon was supposed to have been cleared for full ground-attack duties in 2012 (the first air-to-surface capable air
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They are going to need them with all the Muslims invading Europe...
ALL aircraft are air-to-ground capable.
It’s the ground-to-air part that’s difficult...................
I did some work on a project that interfaced with the Typhoon a while back. The trickiness of working with the multinational consortium is pretty nasty. It does not surprise me that it is taking them this long to get all the right paperwork and approvals. If there was an emergency situation they could hang bombs on that thing today. But in peace time the bureaucracy will not be denied.
Nice pic. The word “bristling” comes to mind.
Looks a bit like an F16.
Well done (applause)
Their jets may be air/ground capable, but is their nation?
Well, YOUR nation is lead by a muslim commie, pervert but Germany has a Christian lady as our leader!