Most of the 128 Eurofighter fighters in the German Air Force are not suitable for flights in case of need for participation in hostilities. This May 3, Spiegel reported, citing sources.
According to the publication, only ten aircraft are ready to take off. The remaining combat vehicles found a leak of coolant from the sensors, which detect the attacks of enemy aircraft. This problem, according to Spiegel’s interlocutors, makes it impossible to use fighter jets in “serious missions”. Also, the publication indicates problems with spare parts.
The fourth-generation Eurofighter fighter is in service with Austria, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Eurofighter Typhoon is a four-generation twin-engined fighter with a “duck” scheme and a triangular wing. The later modifications of this fighter belong to the 4+ or 4 ++ generation. The development and production of Typhoon is carried out by Eurofighter GmbH, which was established by the consortium Alenia Aeronautica, EADSM and BAE Systems in 1986. The development of a promising aircraft began in 1979.