Netherlands Declares F-35 Operational

Credit: Liz Kaszynski, Lockheed Martin
The Netherlands has become the latest country to declare its F-35 fleet operational. With initial operating capability (IOC) announced Dec. 27, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) says it is now able to deploy four F-35s, personnel and equipment anywhere in the world for a “short period of time...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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