Tornado IDS - Germany
Even with the Eurofighter's arrival, the Panavia Tornado remains very much key to the Luftwaffe's front-line capabilities. Just two operational wings still fly the type, these having been re-organised as Taktischen Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Wings) - the two aircraft at RIAT 2018 come from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 and 33. Germany's reconnaissance and ECR jets were heavily engaged in Afghanistan until 2010. It is intended for the Luftwaffe to retain a certain number of Tornados in service until as late as 2025.