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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): 1982
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 1982. 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
Dimensions
Height: 6 meter (19.7 foot)
Length: 17.2 meter (56 foot)
Wingspan: 13.9 meter (46 foot)
Performance
Max Range: 2,780 kilometer (1,501 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 731 mps (2,632 kph)
Weight
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 4 news between
16 Nov 2005 and 23 Sep 2015
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


OperatorsItems
Germany35
YearHoldings
201516
201429
Italy15
Aircraft upgraded beginning in May 2013, modified Tornado IDS aircraft
YearHoldings
201425

Grand Total 502
Defensive Weapons
AIM-9M Sidewinderx2
Offensive Weapons
AGM-88D HARMx2
AGM-88E AARGMx2
Propulsion Systems
RB199-34R Mk101x2
RB199-34R Mk103x2
Protection Systems
BOW-21x1
BOZ ECx1
TSPJ
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