Nov 12, 2014
First Dutch F-35 squadron established
Now re-established in the USA, 323 Sqn will be tasked primarily with conducting initial operational test and evaluation of the F-35, following its relocation to Edwards AFB in California by the end of this year.
The Dutch air force has taken delivery of two F-35As to support the US-led IOT&E activity, and has three pilots qualified on the type.
The F-35A is due to become operational with the Royal Netherlands Air Force during 2019, with the service expected to eventually receive another 37 of the type.