Norway’s F-35s require brake chutes to allow the aircraft to operate from icy, slippery runways.
Several times a year, business managers within the Norwegian defense ministry are crunching the numbers regarding acquisition and support of the F-35. Basing their figures on the U.S. Presidential Budget and those from the F-35 Joint Program Office, the Norwegian government currently expects their future F-35 fleet to cost up to 20% more to operate than its current F-16 fleet, but that issue does not seem to generate concern here in Oslo. The program might be Norway’s largest and most ...
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