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Nov 30 '17 12:00

Due to the high dollar rate, the Ministry of Defense may not have enough money to buy the last three of the 37 Joint Strike Fighter jets the government plans to purchase, State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, ANP reports.

Jun 10 '16 15:05

The demonstration model of the Netherlands new F-35 fighter jet was vandalized with paint at the air show at Leeuwarden Air Base on Friday. A 54-year-old woman was arrested.

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Jun 7 '16 08:57

One of the Netherlands two Joint Strike Fighter jets will make a second attempt at flying a tour across the country, after last week's flight was cancelled due to bad weather. Should the skies remain un-cloudy, almost everyone in the Netherlands will have a chance to glimpse the replacement for the F-16's on Tuesday afternoon.

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Jun 2 '16 08:42

Netherlands residents may be able to spot at least one of the brand new Joint Strike Fighter jets on Thursday. One or both of the jets will be flying a tour across the country, including the major cities and important points for the Royal Air Force, this afternoon

May 23 '16 09:09

The first two Netherlands-owned Joint Strike Fighter jets are expected to land at the Leeuwarden Air Base at 8:00 p.m. on Monday. This will be the first time that the JSF's, or F-35's, will be seen outside the United States.

Apr 15 '16 15:15

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

Sep 16 '15 08:55

The purchase of the Joint Strike Fighter jets may be more than half a billion euros more expensive than expected. According to the new estimates, the project will cost over 5.2 billion euros, 550 million euros more than the previous estimate. Higher sales tax adds another 75 million euros.

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Mar 26 '15 10:53

The Netherlands has confirmed its decision to purchase eight F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters that will arrive in the country in 2019, the Ministry of Defense announced today. The deal was signed in Washington DC last night.

Feb 27 '15 11:21

The D66 will vote against the purchase of 8 new Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to replace the F-16's in the debate about it this afternoon, NOS reports. According to D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi, there are too many uncertainties surrounding the purchase.

Jan 14 '15 16:07

Dutch aircraft firm Fokker Technologies signed a new contract with US aerospace company Lockheed Martin to supply wing components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The deal signed last week in the Hague, is believed to be worth tens of millions of euros.

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Dec 16 '14 10:46

The first JSF jets will arrive in the Netherlands in 2019, the Cabinet announced last night in a letter regarding the purchase to the Second Chamber. From 2019 the Netherlands will buy eight jets each year, eventually amounting to a total of 37 jets.

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Dec 15 '14 09:38

The Ministry of Defense will give more clarity regarding its plans with the JSF fighter aircraft that the government is considering to purchase this week. But it is already clear that the Netherlands will not be able to perform many external security missions with the 37 fighter jets in the coming years.

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Dec 12 '14 10:04

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is in trouble because of a conversation with her American colleagues about the JSF. In this conversation Hennis made an agreement with the US government about the price of the device, NOS reports.

Nov 19 '13 11:20

Labour MP Lutz Jacobi is opposing the government’s decision to purchase 37 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF).

Sep 21 '13 02:11

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: Police find Afghan dead listings, Explosion Didam Kills Two People, JSF, What Now?, Yab Yum now open to everybody, and
Four Dutch Beers Win In Munich.

Sep 20 '13 05:08

The bold decision of Minister Jeanine Hennis and the government to try to finalize the year-long discussions about the JSF, that is, choosing to purchase 37 JSFs, has caused turmoil in the Dutch society. 

Sep 18 '13 09:12

In the middle of the commotion about the budget for the coming year towards Budget Day, minister Jeanine Hennis of Defense released the plans for the future of Defense. One of the decisions of the government is to buy 37 JSFs.

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