The Week In Defense, June 2-9, 2022

Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Netherlands is purchasing a third frontline squadron of F-35 fighters.
Credit: Royal Netherlands Air Force
Netherlands Adding Billions to Defense Budget The Netherlands will procure additional F-35s, MQ-9 Reapers and a new fleet of medium-lift transport helicopters due to a dramatic uptick in the country’s defense budget. With plans to spend an extra €14.8 billion ($15.8 billion) between 2022 and 2025...

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