GERMANY: AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ATTEND INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE EXHIBITION IN BERLIN AS CONTROVERSIAL...
- Title: GERMANY: AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ATTEND INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE EXHIBITION IN BERLIN AS CONTROVERSIAL EUROFIGHTER AIRCRAFT IS SHOWN OFF IN PUBLIC
- Date: 15th May 1996
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (MAY 15, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. WS AIRFIELD WITH VARIOUS AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC 0.04 2. SV LUFTWAFFE AIRPLANE 0.09 3. SV/SLV LUFTWAFFE OFFICIALS IN FRONT OF AIRPLANE (2 SHOTS) 0.20 4. SV/SLV/CU VARIOUS OF EUROFIGHTER AIRCRAFT / INSIDE COCKPIT (4 SHOTS) 0.48 5. GV PEOPLE INSPECTING AIRCRAFT 0.51 6. SLV HELICOPTERS ON TARMAC (2 SHOTS) 1.06 7. SLV/SV GERMAN FIGHTER PLANE FLYING DISPLAY/ PEOPLE WATCHING DISPLAY (5 SHOTS) 1.41 8. SV AMERICAN PILOT IN FRONT OF SP416 1.49 9. SLV/SV FLYING DISPLAY / PEOPLE WATCHING (3 SHOTS) 2.14 10. LV/SLV FLYING DISPLAY OF A GROUP OF ECCO PLANES (4 SHOTS) 2.56 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:54
- Story Text: INTRO: Senior air force officials met at the International Air and Space Exhibition in Berlin as the controversial Eurofighter aircraft was shown off to the public.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Generals from a number of NATO and Eastern European countries gathered in Berlin on Wednesday (May 15) for one of Europe's premier airshows.
Officials from the United States (U.S.), Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy and a number of other East and West European countries toured the fair and inspected the latest in aviation equipment.
Later in the day, the controversial Eurofighter aircraft was shown off to the public with stunning flying displays. Several thousand spectators also had a chance to enjoy performances of an F16 fighter and a group of French ECCO planes.
The Eurofighter, which made its first public flight in Berlin at the Exhibition's opening last Monday (May 13) is a joint project between the governments of Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.
It is expected to cost at least 100 million marks (65.26 million U.S. dollars), but production has been delayed by debates about how work on the plane will be shared.
A decision on the production of the plane is to be made by the end of this year. The Eurofighter is expected to become a key part of Europe's air defence by the end of the century.
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