LONDON—The Dutch government has confirmed it will purchase an additional nine F-35s for its air force, making it the first European air arm to increase its F-35 order. The additional nine F-35s, which will bring the Dutch fleet to 46 aircraft, are being purchased thanks to an uptick in defense spending announced in September. The additions will reduce the burden on the F-35 fleet, particularly if the aircraft are deployed on operations, State Secretary for Defense Barbara Visser told ...

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