Budget Boost Allows Netherlands to Increase F-35 Buy The Netherlands defense ministry has confirmed plans to purchase an additional nine Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) as part of an uptick in defense spending. The purchase of additional aircraft emerges after the ministry was given additional funding for 2020. That brings the country’s annual allotment for defense to just over €11 billion ($12 billion), €3 billion more than a defense spending low in 2014 ...


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