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Tornado ECR  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 35
Origin: Germany, Italy and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus Group, BAE Systems and Leonardo-Finmeccanica
Parent System: Tornado
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Maiden Flight: 1974
Total Production: 1,001
Family Members: Tornado ADV, Tornado Gr4 and Tornado IDS
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Description: The Tornado is a swing-wing, multi-role aircraft designed to perform air defense, reconnaissance, and attack missions. It flies at low altitude and supersonic speed to penetrate sophisticated air defenses. Tornado aircraft variants feature tandem two-seat cockpit. Panavia is a consortium comprising Germany, United Kingdom and Italy responsible for the development and production of Tornado aircraft. The Tornado was ordered by the Panavia consortium countries plus Saudi Arabia. The Tornado entered service in 1979. It was first deployed during the Gulf War in 1991. Subsequently Tornado aircraft have been employed over the former Yugoslavia and most recently over Iraq during operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. During these conflicts Tornadoes performed ground attack, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), reconnaissance and air defense missions.

The Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance) was developed to meet the requirements of Germany. It performs reconnaissance, electronic battle management, and SEAD missions. It is equipped with an advanced FLIR, an emitter locator system and AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missiles.

Tornado ECR Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 6 meter (19.7 foot)
Length: 17.2 meter (56 foot)
Wingspan: 13.9 meter (46 foot)
Max Range: 2,780 kilometer (1,501 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 731 mps (2,632 kph)
Empty Weight: 14,000 kilogram (30,864 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 29,680 pound (13,463 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 28,500 kilogram (62,831 pound)
Payload: 9,000 kilogram (19,841 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tornado ECR News

There are 8 news between
16 Nov 2005 and 13 Dec 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019US Navy Takes Delivery of 1000th Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile
Thursday, October 4, 2018Italian Air Force Completes Operational Testing of AARGM Missile
Tuesday, April 24, 2018Airbus Offers Eurofighter as German Air Force Tornado Replacement
Tuesday, June 6, 2017US Navy Takes Delivery of 500th AARM Missile
Wednesday, September 23, 2015AARGM Missile Scores Direct Hit Against Mobile Ship Target
Tuesday, November 19, 2013Saab to Supply Self-Protection Equipment for German Tornado IDS and ECR Jets
Thursday, May 9, 2013Italian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Upgraded Tornado ECR Aircraft
Wednesday, November 16, 2005Italy Joins AARGM Program

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft upgraded beginning in May 2013, modified Tornado IDS aircraft

Grand Total 502
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