Friday, 15 April 2016 - 15:15
Netherlands wins int’l debut of Joint Strike Fighter
The Joint Strike Fighter will make its international debut in the Netherlands. The first time anyone will see one of these fighter jets, known as JSF or F-35, will be in an air show at the Leeuwarden Air Base in June, ANP reports. The JSF is expected to arrive at the Air Base late in May. The Netherlands already has two test-JSF's, but these are still at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, where preparations are being made for the operational testing phase. The Dutch government wants to purchase 37 Joint Strike Fighters, to replace the current F-16's. The first batch is expected to replace F-16's in 2019.