The Netherlands Commits To F-35 Buy (Updated)

By Lee Hudson / September 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM
(Editor's Note: this story has been updated to reflect that the Netherlands has been an international partner on the JSF program for the past decade.) The Dutch government announced today its decision to select the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as the replacement for the F-16. The country cites international cooperation as a way to optimize operational effectiveness. Specifically the intent of Belgium and the Netherlands to patrol the Benelux airspace together, according to a statement from the Dutch government...

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