The replacement of the German Tornado seems to have become the focal point of Lockheed and the US Air Force, which does not spare itself in trying to seduce the government and the German public opinion, despite the government's announcements in favor of Air-to-Ground optimized version of the Typhoon. France has, through the intermediary of the DGA, also taken a position in favor of the European plane, warning Berlin that the choice of the F-35 could question the Franco-German collaboration concerning the new generation fighter FCAS. These positions are indicative of the intense lobbying initiated by the F-35 camp, which relies on strong support from the Luftwaffe. Its Chief of Staff will have paid with his position for his too marked support for the American aircraft.
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