The 1950s vintage Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, originally designed as a lightweight carrierborne nuclear strike aircraft, and extensively used during the Vietnam War, has finally found a European customer in the shape of BAE Systems (formerly Tracor) Flight Systems. BAE Systems Flight Systems will acquire an unspecified number of Skyhawks to replace ageing North American F-100F Super Sabres used on a Luftwaffe target-towing contract. The Skyhawk, known affectionately as the ‘Scooter', is still in frontline service in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore, while the type is used for training and support tasks in Israel and by the USN. Some Singaporean Skyhawks are based in France for training, to ease airspace congestion at home.

Source: Flight Daily News