"In the arsenal of the German Air Force is only 29 combat-ready fighters" Tornado ", which is 44% of their total number," - leads the newspaper data contained in the report of the Ministry of Defense of Germany. “A year ago, Germany had 38 combat-ready Tornadoes from 66,” the newspaper notes.
According to Die Welt, the Tornado "were created 23 – 34 a year ago and are considered aircraft that will soon be decommissioned." Eurofighter aircraft will be used instead, but the combat readiness of these machines is also low - only 55%.
In addition, according to the newspaper, “Transal” military transport planes are also experiencing problems: only 57% of the fleet of these models are suitable for carrying out tasks.
Earlier, the head of the German Defense Ministry Ursula von der Lyayen said about the upcoming operation in Syria: “No illusions. This is a dangerous and difficult mission. ” According to her, the military have 30-th "ready to use reconnaissance aircraft" Tornado "." But "in Syria, we plan to use six," she said on the N-24 channel.