Germany grounds Eurofighter jets
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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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