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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Dutch Trim F-35 Order
At the outset the Netherlands was expected to buy 85 of Lockheed's light attack stealth bomber, the F-35. For a nation not much larger in area than Vancouver Island that seemed like a hefty purchase.
Now the Dutch have announced they'll settle for just 37 of the overpriced, overdue and underperforming warplanes. That seems to make the F-35 something of a niche buy for the Netherlands. Not particularly inspirational but it still gives Lockheed something to crow about as the company tries to strongarm South Korea into rethinking their decision to go for an updated F-15 buy instead.