Germany says it has grounded its 55 Eurofighter jets because of concerns that their ejector seats may not function properly.
A Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday that Germany acted after another country that uses the plane reported the issue to a NATO body. He didn't identify that nation.
Germany grounded its planes on Wednesday. The spokesman — who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department policy — couldn't say how long it might last because the problem still has to be analyzed and a solution found.
The plane is built by a consortium of European military manufacturers, including Britain's BAE Systems PLC, the German-French EADS NV and Italy's Finmeccanica SpA.