Labour Party Gives OK to Buy 37 F-35 Fighter Planes

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The Labour Party said it supports the government’s decision to purchase 37 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF), Nos television Wednesday.

"We give the green light" to the government, Labour MP Eijsink said.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighters / Flickr

The Labour Party, however, said it wants additional guarantees.

In September, the Netherlands government said it will buy 37 JSF jets. The contract for the purchase of fighter jets is expected to be signed in 2015.

The F-35 JSF, built by U.S.-based Lockheed Martin, is designed to be the next-generation fighter for decades to come for United States forces and their allies.