The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role canard-delta strike fighter aircraft, designed and built by a consortium of European aerospace manufacturers through Eurofighter GmbH which was formed in 1986. However studies began as early as 1979 into what would become the Eurofighter Typhoon.
F-4 Phantom II
On the 24th of June 1971 the Bundestag (German parliament) decided to purchase 175 F-4F Phantom IIs. The first German F-4F flew on the 18th March 1973, while the official roll-out was later on the 24th May 1973. The first 12 F-4Fs were sent directly to the 35 TFW at George AFB California to be used for pilot training.
The Tornado is a two-seat multi-role combat aircraft which was developed and manufactured by the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany and introduced into the German Air Force and Navy from 1981 onwards. With a total of 290 ordered, Germany was the biggest operator of the type.
The Airbus A310 MRT - Multi Role Transport - can fulfil a wide range of different transport tasks with just one aircraft type. The Luftwaffe has seven A310-304s, of which two are configured for VIP transport and one for passenger transport. The other four are multirole transports (MRT). It is the latter four which will be modified into MRTT.
Originally conceived as a replacement for the Nord Noratlas, which equipped French and West German transport units, the C-160 was one of the first successful joint European aerospace ventures, being produced by a consortium of companies which was collectively known as the Transport Allianz group.
The 'Challenger' is a family of mid-sized business jets produced by Bombardier Aerospace. The FBS operates 6 CL-601s in the VIP role out of Köln-Bonn.
The AS532U2 Cougar helicopter is the largest version of all Cougar versions and has also the largest cabin volume of all Cougar versions.The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) operates three AS532 Cougar helicopters for VIP- and aeromedical transport.
The service is acquiring eight CSAR kits and 24 of its NH-90s will be fitted with this new equipment. The kits involve full night capability, in-flight refueling, installation of air-air and air-to-surface weapons, and an electrical warfare suite. This embryonic CSAR capability will be resident within the NH-90 wing at Holzdorf, and the Luftwaffe is hoping that Holzdorf will become the European CSAR centre.
The Luftwaffe operates a fleet of 114 hueys. Fifteen are at facilities like technical schools and will never fly again ; the 99 airworthy examples have all undergone a service life extension programme that includes new composite rotor blades.
BAE Systems provides six A-4Ns as target tugs for the German Luftwaffe since 2001, replacing the F-100 Super Sabre. The Skyhawks are operated by the BAe subsidiary E.I.S. Aircraft GmbH at Wittmund. The A-4N's are part of the 1991 contract with the Luftwaffe to supply visual target training for the F-4F Phantom and EF2000 Typhoon fighters. The A-4s are the unofficial 3rd Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 71 Richthofen.