In terms of the number of aircraft built and delivered, Tornado remains one of Europe´s largest military aircraft co-operation programmes
Contemporary air power needs to be flexible, hard hitting, rapid reaction and readily available.
The Panavia Tornado weapon system combines in one airframe a full deterrent capability, representing the most effective aircraft of its class today.
Tornado was designed and produced by the aircraft industries of three nations, in one of the largest, most challenging and most successful multi-national aircraft programmes ever conceived.
‘’The success of the Tornado programme was a result of the holistic view taken from the start, recognizing the customer’s needs would change over the life of the programme and that discipline, good engineering and project management were crucial’’
From ‘’Creating Systems that Work’’ Study by the Royal Academy of Engineering, London 2007