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    That awkward moment when the planes you've sent to fight terrorist cannot do it. German newspaper Bild reveals that German Tornado aircraft sent to Syria for reconnaissance missions are unable to fly at night, so they stay immobile on the ground from dusk till dawn.

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    Germany's Tornado multirole aircraft are not capable of reconnaissance missions at night because their cockpit lighting is too bright after an update, Bild reports.

    According to the report, the problem was caused by the latest ASSTA 3 upgrade of the Tornado's electronic systems, which have made the cockpit lighting too bright for pilots to be able to see the ground clearly.

    Related:

    German Tornado Jets Starting Flights Over Syria
    Germany to Deploy 4 Tornado Reconnaissance Jets in Turkey on Tuesday
    Berlin to Deploy 4 Additional Tornado Surveillance Aircraft in Turkey
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