Germany grounds Eurofighter jets

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 00:10

Berlin: Germany says it has grounded its
55 Eurofighter jets because of concerns that their ejector
seats may not function properly.

A Defense Ministry spokesman said today that Germany
acted after another country that uses the plane reported the
issue to a NATO body. He didn`t identify that nation.

Germany grounded its planes yesterday. The spokesman -
who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department
policy - couldn`t say how long it might last because the
problem still has to be analysed and a solution found.

The plane is built by a consortium of European
military manufacturers, including Britain`s BAE Systems PLC,
the German-French EADS NV and Italy`s Finmeccanica SpA.


First Published: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 00:10

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