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Media: All German Fighter Jets Deployed in Turkey Are Defective

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Due to the defects, the Bundeswehr has decided to suspend flights of all six German reconnaissance aircraft, deployed on the Incirlik air base.

Media: All German Fighter Jets Deployed in Turkey Are Defective

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The Bundeswehr has decided to suspend flights of all six Tornado reconnaissance aircraft, deployed on the Turkish Incirlik air base, the Bild newspaper reported, citing the German Air Force.

According to the newspaper, the decision was taken by the military command in order to ensure the safety of pilots and to prevent incidents with the aircraft, which could be caused by technical defects.

The German Air Force noted that the aircraft manufacturer reported about technical faults that were detected in all six fighter jets, located at the Turkish air base.

Earlier, it was reported that 200 German servicemen, six Tornado attack and reconnaissance aircraft and one aerial tanker are deployed on the Incirlik military base. This contingent of the Bundeswehr supports the international coalition’s forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.

So, that’s a reality of the fight of US ‘coalition partners’ against terrorism in the region – if someone carries out airstrikes there, in 90% of cases this someone is the US Air Force.

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