Oct 15, 2013

Norway wants to buy six more F-35 fighter jets

The Norwegian government wants to order another six F-35 fighter jets this year.
If approved by the nation’s Parliament, the aircraft would be delivered by 2018 on top of six others ordered this year, which lawmakers had already agreed to. In 2011, Norway ordered four F-35s.
Norway’s defense ministry said in 2008 it plans to buy 52 F-35 fighters, but that each year’s purchase must be approved by Parliament.
Norway is the latest foreign nation to express its support for the F-35. Last month, defense officials in the Netherlands formally selected the F-35 to replace its aging fleet of F-16s, and proposed the purchase of 37 fighter jets to the Dutch Parliament.

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