The Battle Proven Backbone of NATO´s European Airpower

The Tornado Combat Aircraft is an all-weather, day and night, multi-role, swing-wing, supersonic weapons system fulfilling the following major roles:

Counter Air:

  • Offensive Counter Air (OCA)
  • Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD)
  • Defensive Counter Air
  • Active Air Defence (AAD)

Counter Land:

  • Air Interdiction (AI)
  • Surface Attack Operations (SAO)
  • Close Air Support
  • Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance (SCAR)
  • Tactical Air Reconnaissance (TAR)

Counter Sea:

  • Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW)

The Tornado Weapon System is the battle proven backbone of Europe´s contribution to the NATO´s airborne defence. Tornado plays an indispensable role in both international peace keeping activities and rapid reaction forces.