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    Posted by Robert Wall 11:48 AM on Apr 08, 2010

    The German air force now has taken delivery of the first Panavia Tornado with an upgraded electronic warfare suite that should boost pilots' ability to survive in a higher threat environment.

    The so called Avionics Software System Tornado Ada 2 (ASSTA 2) program is slated to be rolled out throughout the German Tornado inventory. In addition to enhanced self-protection capability, the aircraft also are receiving a cockpit display upgrade, such as color displays and enhanced navigation system.

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    [credit: EADS]

    EADS, the prime contractor for the effort, says pilots and engineers are now receiving training on the system.

    Tags: ar99, Luftwaffe, Tornado

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