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Additional F-35 Procure Request October 9, 2019

The Netherlands on Tuesday announced its plan to procure nine additional F-35 Lightning II fighters from the United States for an estimated $1.1 billion. The agreement will include the supply of spare parts, training, simulators and related support. The stealth jets will bring the total number of F-35s with the Netherlands to 46.

The additional aircraft are expected to contribute to the air force's objective of having four jets available for NATO missions while also performing homeland defence operations and accounting for training requirements.

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