Dutch industries are currently participating in critical technology development and strategic structural design ventures integral to the F-35 program, along with high-volume production which includes composites, bonded assemblies, and aircraft wiring. This high-technology work leverages the Netherlands’ past performance experience and expertise on the F-16 program to maintain high-quality program execution.
Every F-35 contains components manufactured by Dutch companies. To date, 27 Dutch companies have been awarded work, and 10 have active contracts for a total contract value of US$750 million. With the introduction of advanced technologies, Dutch industries are strategically positioned to participate in the production of more than 3,000 F-35 aircraft over the life of the program