Apr 09 2013

First Dutch F-35 parked into storage at high cost

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 10:41 onder Global F35 News

Flight International reported:

The Netherlands is to place its Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft into temporary storage, pending a final decision on how to replace its air force’s Lockheed F-16 fighters.
Newly appointed defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced the decision to park the test assets in a letter to the Dutch parliament on 4 April. A first example - delivered in late 2012 - and a second, expected to be handed over in mid-2013, will be stored at Edwards AFB, California, where they will be kept in airworthy condition and flown occasionally by US Air Force pilots

Read more: Flight International 9-apr-2013

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